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Old 04-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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I have about 6 tanks and 2 of them are fresh and the rest are salt. I've been keeping fw fish for over 20yrs and just a year or two ago decided I wanted salt water. LOL

Uf you want a reef tank with corals then the initital outlay $$$ will be, to be honest, very shocking. The lights are obscenely priced usually and the other initital costs can be alot more than FW.

However, i have found that after you have all the necessary equipment and get into a groove the costs are not much higher than FW and the work is almost the same.

Two of the most important pieces of gear you'll need for sw would be a refractometer to test salinity and a ro/di unit to make your own water at home. Cuts the cost down to pennies a gallon.

Hope that helped a bit!

Good luck!

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I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
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