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Old 04-19-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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I'm new to the site and I am excited to get started. I am wanting to set up a saltwater aquarium in my classroom so that my students can study and observe underwater life. I have recently purchased a 75 gal aquarium and I am trying to read up on everything else I will need to get started. Don't worry, I am not going to rush it. I am setting this up for the next school year, so I have until august 20th to get all my supplies and everything in order. I figured this would be an awesome classroom teaching tool where kids can record data and chart changes. If anyone has any input to get me going, I am open to it and would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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Hi welcome to AA, will be glad to help with any questions
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Do you have experience with saltwater tanks or freshwater tanks? If you're new at this I highly, highly suggest that you start with a freshwater tank! They're much less expensive and also much less prone to mistakes while still being just as diverse and informative.
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I have many successful freshwater aquariums in my lifetime...that is part of the reason I would like to try a saltwater set up this time. I plan on doing the aquarium with live rock and sand.
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I have many successful freshwater aquariums in my lifetime...that is part of the reason I would like to try a saltwater set up this time. I plan on doing the aquarium with live rock and sand.
Oh in that case definitely do saltwater, I just didn't see you list any experience. I can't help you with saltwater but I hope I can see how it turns out!
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Many people on here have a ton of saltwater experience. I'm more on the nano sided, keeping a 10g reef.


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After doing research, I think I may have to do a freshwater tank due to the closest pet store for saltwater being 3 hours away. I could have everything shipped (live rock, supplies, fish) but I don't know how well that would work. Has anyone ever had everything shipped like that before? What was your experience with it?
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I live about the time time you from the nearest pet store let alone saltwater. All equipment hAs arrived safely, including my dry rock and ro/do filter. I always order my equipment an I've been in this hobby for about 5yrs now. Now for fish, for sure check out live aquaria, if your looking for rarer fish, Aquabid


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Thanks for the info...so I should not let this deter me from my build. How do the fish hold up when they are shipped?
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They will be stressed, but should be fine an come around in a day or so in. Live aquaria had a live for so many days guarantee. An for cleaners, use reefcleaners , awesome little build your own packages


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