Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community

Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community (
-   Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started (
-   -   Salt or Fresh Water? (

Galligak 07-02-2011 10:35 PM

Salt or Fresh Water?
I heard some responds from some freshwater people so I decided to let the saltwater people have their say:

So I have a 12 gallon tank that I was going to use for a dwarf gourami and some galaxy rasboras but I've been looking around on here at some saltwater stuff... I know that saltwater aquariums are hard to take care of and cost a lot but it would be a while before I got this tank running for a freshwater aquarium and probably could get enough money. Please give me your opinion on whether or not I should stay safe with freshwater aquariums or try something new with a saltwater aquarium...:thanks: thanks a lot guys:D
also I was thinking about getting a clown or maybe two in the tank if I did do saltwater- any opinions on whether or not to do that? Also are there anymore ideas for the tank as well?

cls8s 07-02-2011 10:37 PM

I wouldn't use a 12 gallon for salt.

Galligak 07-02-2011 10:53 PM


Originally Posted by cls8s (Post 1430808)
I wouldn't use a 12 gallon for salt.

So I should just stick with freshwater until I get another, bigger tank and not even attempt a nano tank? Okay, I'll take that in for opinion but I want a few more opinions from others, not that I don't value yours. Thanks for your input cls8s:thanks:

cls8s 07-02-2011 11:17 PM

Well its not that stuff won't fit. It's that the water quality is harder to maintain in a smaller tank and freshwater fish don't seem to care as much as saltwater fish.

Galligak 07-02-2011 11:20 PM

yeah that's what I've heard a lot. So I guess that I'm back to my dwarf gourami and galaxy rasboras for a while:) Hopefully a bigger tank is in my future;) -for easiness of course!

cls8s 07-02-2011 11:24 PM

Petco is doing a $1 a gallon sale right now. A 29 gallon would be a good starter salt, but always get the biggest you can afford.

Galligak 07-03-2011 10:04 PM

how about a 55 gallon? Is that an acceptable size? what kind of fish?

slitherbomb 07-03-2011 10:53 PM

You can do a lot with a 55g. Even the 12g can be a nano reef with a goby or a small percula clown.

Galligak 07-03-2011 10:56 PM

Thats what I thought:). I'm still not sure whether or not to do saltwater on my 55 gallon because that would be A LOT of work and I'm not sure if I'm there yet, that's why I wanted to do my 12 gal saltwater then go from there (backwards of what you're suppose to do but hey I'm not normal;) )

slitherbomb 07-03-2011 10:58 PM

It's actually not that difficult. The only difference is the salt and the rock.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.