Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-12-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 5
New Member wanting to start a FOWLR

I just want to quickly introduce myself.

I grew up having always an aquarium (small freshwater) at home.
Moved abroad, got married had a kid. And few weeks ago we went to the zoo and my daughter was amazed with the aquarium. That also reminded me I always wanted to have a saltwater tank.

So I think is a good time to get it started and I know that keeping a saltwater tank isn't easy.

I've been reading a lot and also would like some advise.
__________________

__________________
Cocchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
Id start with a 30 gallon or bigger that way you have more fish options. And generally the smaller the tank the harder it is to take care of with saltwater.

Id look into the 29 gallon biocube. It comes with everything you need and has lights powerful enough for some corals.
__________________

__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Welcome aboard. We are glad you found us here at AA.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 5
Thanks Tarpon,

I know this forum is US based and I'm the UK, but any help in choosing my tank would be great.

I'm looking to buy a tank that comes with everything like you suggested but my options are:

I would like to keep it at this range of prince.

1- Fluval Roma 200 Aquarium and Cabinet New Design

2- Juwel Rio 180 Aquarium & Cabinet

Could go for this ones if the kit really worth it, but not my first option

3- Aqua One AquaStyle 980 Aquarium And Cabinet

4- Fluval Vicenza 180 Aquarium & Cabinet Black, Titanium and Zebrano

Would appreciate comments, links to reviews , basically anything that can help me to decide. Also I accept suggestions that are within the price range and size I listed.

Thanks!
__________________
Cocchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
You'll probly need to buy some extra stuff for those like powerheads and or protein skimmers. And I have no idea how much a euro is or liters conversion (typical American lol) but yeah what I said before is pretty much the extent of my saltwater knowledge.
there are experts on here that know pretty much everything you could think to ask that will give advice soon I'm sure.
But yeah welcome and good luck
__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 5
probably would be better to start a new thread for the tank to get more visibility don't you think?
__________________
Cocchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
Yeah this is more for welcoming you. Id post something like 1st time salwater need help under the fowlr section
__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bruinsbro1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California Coastline
Posts: 5,663
to AA!
__________________
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
--John Wooden
bruinsbro1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Welcome to the forums!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: London
Posts: 5
Thank you all!

And if someone can help, please visit: Help choosing the tank...
__________________

__________________
Cocchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fowlr, member, saltwater, start

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issues with getting siphon to start on Fluval Edge! electro_cute Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 08-06-2011 04:02 PM
Hi Everyone - New member and need advice!! LeAnne Member Introductions 9 07-17-2011 01:38 AM
New member from Okinawa Japan OkiTank Member Introductions 10 07-14-2011 04:39 PM
Wanting to Start a Discus Tank Blarklark Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 07-08-2011 02:25 AM
Wanting to start an aquarium Mare_226 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 07-02-2011 08:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.