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Old 01-18-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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i joined to explore the idea of setting up a small saltwater aquarium in my one bedroom apartment. since i have limited space (and it is my first saltwater rig) i want to get something small but good with lower maintenance. i am considering the aquapod and it's stand...
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... i feel comfortable with that size but i have never run a saltwater system before.

i have run freshwater systems in my apt. before. i made them myself using earthbox planters with a 1/4inch rubber testtube stopper to plug the drain hole in the box and then hung pump/filter unit over the rail on one end. they just sat on the floor. the earthbox is intended as a garden system ( EarthBox - Home ). they were a sort of lili-pond lagoons with a couple of goldfish. they ran with very little maintenance.

it worked like a charm until my lifestyle changed and i could not care for it any longer. so i dismantled them.

because it is so dry in las vegas an aquarium really makes thing nice indoors here. it keeps the humidity more pleasant and i think that a saltwater system will be even more pleasant because of the ionic properties of the salt water. plus if i get a store bought system i will be able to actually view the exotic fish. unlike mine which were like indoor ponds.

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please advise on different systems, tips tricks, tutorials, etc. basically where to start.

i don't know where to begin except the tank, the stand and where to place it in my home.

thank you in advance for your help and advice. i am sure it will be most authoritative.


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The fresh water set up sounded interesting. Good luck with the salt
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