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Old 10-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #51
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oh ok thank you they seem really hard to keep and i breed cichlids so this is all greek to me lol but im tryin
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #52
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so i would want lps if i did start coral later on?
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That is the usual favorite, but that would take research.

But I'll be honest with you, keeping saltwater has been easier than any freshwater I ever kept, though they were the gaudy kind with neon gravel and silk plants... It is mostly the initial cost of setup that keeps people away I think. Starting as FOWLR is a good approach IMO. And I'll be honest, don't be intimidated by coral. That isn't very hard either. When you get there, we'll help you out if you still aren't comfortable with it.
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That is the usual favorite, but that would take research.

But I'll be honest with you, keeping saltwater has been easier than any freshwater I ever kept, though they were the gaudy kind with neon gravel and silk plants... It is mostly the initial cost of setup that keeps people away I think. Starting as FOWLR is a good approach IMO. And I'll be honest, don't be intimidated by coral. That isn't very hard either. When you get there, we'll help you out if you still aren't comfortable with it.
+10 saltwater has been much easier for me also but that may be because I'm comparing to my cichlid tank which can come with a lot of problems since there so darn messy haha
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #55
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:08 AM   #56
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If you can't afford one then just do water changes for now. Nothing to be ashamed of. Yeah, don't waste your money on a cheap one. Wait until you can buy a good one, which should cost you about $130-$200.
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Yep, agree with all the guys- skip the skimmer for now, if you find that you're having trouble keeping your nitrates down sometime down the road, you can add one at that point. And don't be intimidated by SW- we're here to guide you!! Just ask questions before you do something you're unsure of, that way we can help you avoid mistakes.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #58
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Speaking for most, and hoping I am correct: Just people helping other people in the same hobby! We spend our hard earned money, and spend countless hours maintaining and researching our tanks, livestock, and interests. We spread our knowledge and experience( wether it's mistakes or success). We don't do it because we have to, we do it because when we were in your shoes, we'd hope or were lucky to have someone help us. We are a community! We don't compete, we admire the next person! Because its that next person, or new person, that teach us things! Knowledge is power in this hobby! Can I get an AMEN?!?!??? Lol
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