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Old 10-07-2010, 02:52 AM   #1
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90 gallon bowfront. how would you set it up ? fresh or salt ?

Hi everyone. A week ago i picked up an oceanic 90 gallon bowfront. After researching and visiting 6 local fish stores i am more confused than ever.I cant make up my mind how to set up the aquarium. this is the equipment i have. a biocube 29with 30 lbs of livesand and 60 to 70 lbs of liverock 2 clownfish and 1 diamond goby with a few easy corals that i was thinking about transfering it all to the 90 gallon. a fluval fx5 canister filter, a eheim pro easy 80 canister filter, 2 aqueon 1650 water circulation pumps, a aqua ultraviolet uv filter,a whisper 100 air pump. for lights the floresent fixture that came with the tank 1 regular and 1 antinic bulb. If this was the equipment you had would you set up SALTWATER or FRESHWATER ? and why ? any opinions , advice , ideas would be appreciated
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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If you're willing to put in the expense and effort, go salt. It sounds like you're halfway there already.
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While I'm a freshie myself - if you already have coral experience, a 90gal BF could make for an interesting start into the world of hardcore reefing.
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Another suggestion would be to build it with sand and rockwork / slate and make a fairly awesome Cichlid colony.
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Smile salt water ofcourse

their is just no comparison.salt water fish have color, personality,
wow factor.fw fish are just plain ugly aside from discus.I regret
not starting a salt water tank when I got into the hobby. good luck and
don't think about it , just do it.
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you are not going to be able to use much, if any, of the equipment on the bow front but I would still go with salt.
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