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Old 03-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I recently came home from college from a birthday dinner and found a small salt water aquarium in my room. Needless to say I was quite excited. My sisters friend was getting rid of it so my sister decided to keep it. However she has no idea what she is doing (neither do I really). So I've decided to take care of it. The only thing in it is a single clown fish.

Basically I'm a gigantic noob when it comes to having a salt water aquarium. What I do know is that it takes a fair amount of work to keep the thing alive and running correctly. Which is why I'm here. I need a lot of help making sure that things are OK with the tank. Feel free to learn me good and point me in the direction of things I will need to buy for the tank as well as places I can read up about owning a salt water aquarium.

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Please help me keep this thing alive and turn it into a pretty sweet little aquarium!
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA.

If you haven't already, you might want to post this in the SW section. The Salties are top notch
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Welcome to AA !! Definitely post in the sw getting started forum... lots of help in there
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Welcome to AA! Do you have test kits, a refractometer or hydrometer, and what is the temp.?
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:40 PM   #5
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hello and welcome here.i am the noober,i have never kept saltwater fish...
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Welcome to AA!

There's lots of information in the SW part of the forum. Take a gander over there and let us know if you have specific questions!
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:15 PM   #8
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I'll be sure to post up over in the SW section. Maybe a moderator could move this thread there?

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Welcome to AA! Do you have test kits, a refractometer or hydrometer, and what is the temp.?
I bought a thermometer and a hydrometer today. The water temp was at 82 and once I learned that I got it down to around 78. The hydrometer said the water was at a 1.021 (if I recall correctly).

I'm going to change the water and sand out very soon.
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The temp. was actually fine at 82, my tank sits at around 81. The SG could be moved up to around 1.026.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:39 PM   #10
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Hi, congratulations! your aquarium looks much nicer than mine!! clear water for a happy swim...

I am also a new AA... and really hope someone can help
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before my little fishes pass away... I need advise with Aquarium tank AR 528, I am completelly new in this world... the heater/filtre/not sure what it is... makes a extrange noise, I do not know how to solve it. Anyone could help? Any feedback will be really appreciated... pleeeease
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