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Old 05-30-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Starting a new saltwater tank

Hi I'm new to saltwater tanks, although I've done many freshwater aquariums. I was wondering if someone could link or give me a list of what I would need. I'm going to start a FOWLR and want a tank of at least 100g. Any help would be appreciated!


Btw my budget is somewhere near $700 and want to see if it is better to buy everything new or buy used.
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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slitherbomb,
Here's a good read:

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank.

Hope this helps,
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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I would for sure start trolling craigs list for a good used setup. I've gotten a few tank setups for really cheap. Just need patience.

I recently got a 125g tank and stand with a nice 48" light for $100. Could have been a better tank but the price was right.
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Craigslist, local clubs and forums is where you will get the best deals. Someone is always upgrading, getting out or downsizing.

Things you can't do with out a refractometer and a good liquid test kit IMO
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Thank you guys! I think I've found a really nice setup.
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What kind of setup did you get?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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Im going to buy a 90g tank with a stand, 80 pounds of LR and 80 pounds of LS, a sump, a chiller, and metal halide lights. Everything works and it's $650. Good deal?
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Do you think that I can grow any coral in there?
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