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Old 01-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hey guys, so this is a first for me.
I live in miami, FL and i know NOTHING ABOUT SALTWATER TANKS.

Never had a tank, always loved them, never had one. lol

My first step in, was take my ignorance of this hobby into consideration. I purchased a 2-1/2g tank. Now i know most of you are wondering why in the world i would do that or what i could fit in it for that matter. I have friends with tanks and one thing i keep hearing is that a saltwater tanks needs TLC. I have decided to start off small and if all goes well i will be moving into a 20gal long(i like it much better than the tall)

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2 1/2gal tank
10gal and a 2 - 5gal filter
I have added the water and the salt.


and TADA!! that is all lol
My next step i believe is the sand

One question, they sell 10lbs bags of live sand but i know thats way too much for my needs, can i go out to the ocean and get sand there?????

Before posting i looked through the site and i loved some of the setups and some not so much, but either way i really appreciate what you guys have done and the success you've had and i wonder if anyone from time to time is willing to offer some advice...

thanks ( i will have pics of the tank up very soon)


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Old 01-17-2009, 11:54 PM   #3
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Rule of thumb (especially for saltwater tanks I believe) is the smaller the tank, the more difficult to maintain. Good luck!
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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Rule of thumb (especially for saltwater tanks I believe) is the smaller the tank, the more difficult to maintain. Good luck!
hi,

i have to support this theory. although i have only kept one swimming pool here in vegas it was a ten footer and my friends that kept large ones seemed to have a much easier time then i did. ( also my experience was only with swimming pools )

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Welcometo AA. Just take into consideration that it will Be alot harder to keep a tank that small . But good luck.
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Welcome to AA, DeepC...whatever size you do...have fun with it...but do listen to the knowledgeable members here...they really know what they are talking about...

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