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Old 09-21-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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i want a SW tank :(

well i jsut set up my first tank ever...well ive had it for about a month now, and well i was going to get another 30gal in december and make it a FW but i have this desire to make a SW aquarium!!! Would this tank size be ok? and where cna i get more info on SW tanks? TIA!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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You will find that most people will tell you that bigger is better and you will find some that will tell you that small is impossible. I have a 30 gallon and a 10 gallon. Both have been up and stable for almost a year now.

When discussing bigger is better - it is easier to get the chemicals and the in tank environment to be stable.

The real key seems to be - be picky! You will not be able to have as many fish as you would probably like, so choose carefully.

As for good books, I really liked Saltwater Aquariums for Dummies.

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thanks alot and of course i will be picky about fish, my only problem is a 30 gal will be about all i can aford unless i wait a year or two. being 14 has its ups and downs lol.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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consider all the other items you'll need to get for the aquarium, not just the tank. Consider the LiveRock, Sand, Test kits, hydrometer, salt, and a regular supply of RO water (if not an RO filter for yourself)
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Do you just want fish or a full reef tank?
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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i kow everything i will need thats why i can only afford the 30 gal....if i was doign a FW i was going to get a 40 or more....my basement is huge. anyways the 30 is all i can afford with the other things included....but im not sure if at first i will do a full reef tank i may do fish is it possible to do a fowlr? lol i have no idea about SW and that is why i need your help.
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Yeah you can start with a FOWLR and then upgrade the lighting later when you want to start adding coral.
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ok thanks so much oh and sites? and prices to cuase i dont know what things normaly cost i mean for live rock and whats now? and an equipment list if you have the time. again thank you all!!
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well, I feel that 60 pounds of live rock would be great for your tank.
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Sites? This one! :P If you mean for buying stuff then check out the forum sponsors.. you can get a discount at some places (like captivereefs) for being a member here. Try liverocks.com for LR.
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