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Old 02-10-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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I just started setting up at 30 gallon saltwater tank about two weeks ago. Im starting off doing a fish only. I have been doing freshwater for a few years so I figured that I would give salt a try. If you have any tips or anything that would help out a beginner with a saltwater tank please let me know.
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Here's a link to the start up thread. Explains equipment, parameters,etc.
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A few tips...

1. Get a good book and read, read, read... "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Robert Fenner

2. Surf this site and read as many posts as you can. Can't tell you how much that helped me when I was planning my system. (Hmmm... guess I CAN tell you, because I just did!)

3. Don't assume what you know from freshwater carries over to saltwater. Stocking levels are normally lower with saltwater, freshwater ich is not the same as saltwater ich... you get the idea.
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