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Old 08-31-2011, 05:41 PM   #11
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Just research and use your resources wisely. In the month it takes to get your tank cycled (rough estimate, I know it can be shorter or longer) you can get a wealth of knowledge. Ultimately, it just comes down to whatever you feel like doing. If I were in your shoes, I'd dive in and explore the possabilities under the sea. (and I did)
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:48 PM   #12
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I would say the defining thought is what YOU want. If you always wanted a sw tank and you've got the means and patience for it then you should do it. But if you just want to start fishkeeping then maybe the FW tank is your best bet. Freshwater isnt quite as expensive and can be challenging too depending on what you keep. Also, if you get a large enough tank it can easily be converted over. You'll just need a few different things to buy. You can even run a sump on FW tanks too so you could start off with that in FW. You can also use a canister filter for saltwater too, I have and with great success.

It really comes down to what you personally want. Either way this forum is a great way to make fish buddies and the information is plentiful on either side.

How big of a tank were you looking at buying? That can determine alot too. If you only have room for a 55g say, then you might wanna start with FW. I think a 55g is a good starting point on sw tanks in my opinion as every drop of water you have makes the system more stable.
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got a 70g...(free) will put up a list of fish i'm looking to get and maybe you guys can see if they'll be good together... -=]

i got a desent size house... got a extra bedroom that i might turn into a fish room... i'm getting into this cuz i need a new hobby.. racing cars was my thing for a VERY long time but it's time to move on.. starting a family so i need something i can do at home.. hehehe.. stupid as it sounds... i rather spend time at home messing with fish stuff with my kids then be in the garage and track w/o my family..
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btw... does it matter the size of sump i get for the 70g?

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:06 PM   #15
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btw... does it matter the size of sump i get for the 70g?

carey... wanna be my friend? hehe -=]
I am not very sure of the sump size but I think 10-30 gallons is a good sump size, JMO
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:25 PM   #17
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btw... does it matter the size of sump i get for the 70g?

carey... wanna be my friend? hehe -=]

I;d think a 20L would be sufficient. But as long as it fits under your stand youre good to go.
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got a 70g...(free) will put up a list of fish i'm looking to get and maybe you guys can see if they'll be good together... -=]

i got a desent size house... got a extra bedroom that i might turn into a fish room... i'm getting into this cuz i need a new hobby.. racing cars was my thing for a VERY long time but it's time to move on.. starting a family so i need something i can do at home.. hehehe.. stupid as it sounds... i rather spend time at home messing with fish stuff with my kids then be in the garage and track w/o my family..

I know exactly what you mean. I used to be into cars as well, dumped about 60k into my mitsubishi vr4 race car. It was fun while it lasted but compared to fishkeeping this is much less expensive and easier. At least to me...
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ok... set up is now a freshwater tank... not what i wanted but then i need something until i can get a 125g+ for my sw... so this will do for now...
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