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Old 03-29-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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Ok, names in the name, I'm 22 and in college, always wanted fish so why not now? Anyways, all I have is an empty 30gal tank! Want saltwater fish but need to do more research! Hence my presence on your forum. Nice to meet u all

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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Welcome, I'm new here as well but have had aquariums since I was 10, I'm glad your not just plunging head first, and getting advice before. Most pet stores will just look for a sale, so find a locally owned and operated for the most part they want you to be successful, so you'll become a loyal customer for years. I have been lucky and found 2 (in case of emergany and one doesn't have what you need in a pinch go to a chain store in that case.) Another piece of advice cheaper isn't always better, so you may have to spend a little more. Slow and steady wins the race believe me I know it's hard to sit there and look at that empty tank or just 2 fish in it, in the long run you'll be sucessful. Test the water regularly, waiting for fish to tell you something is wrong, is not good. Clean regularly, make a notebook schedular write it down, so you know what's been going on in your tank I even write levels down. Hope you are sucessful, and like me at one point had 7 tanks set up

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