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Old 08-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Saltwater or freshwater

So I can't decide if I want to go with a salt water tank or another freshwater tank. All I know as of right now I plan on doing a 75 gallon, which kind I don't know yet. I have always wanted a saltwater lion fish but don't know what other fish will go good with it? If I were to do a freshwater tank I think it would be a discus tank. What is every ones opinion?
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Fresh is cheaper and less maintenance
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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There price would be the same If your going diacus, no inverts with lionfish but there there are plenty of fish. I love the look at my SW, it's just so peace full, though FW water has a appeal to it also. IMO, I think the salty tank would be a great addition
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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I think so to, I already have a 45 gallon and a 30 gallon FW. I use to have a small SW tank years ago, wasn't very successful with is but as of today I have two very nice looking FW tanks with nice looking fish. All fish doing very well.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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If you go with SW, I would recommend you bigger, rather than smaller. Any mistakes or mishaps you make along the way won't be as obvious with a larger volume of SW. Managing a small SW aquarium can be quite difficult, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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I think so to, I already have a 45 gallon and a 30 gallon FW. I use to have a small SW tank years ago, wasn't very successful with is but as of today I have two very nice looking FW tanks with nice looking fish. All fish doing very well.
Lol, me too. Haha, I had to FW, then I upgraded one, so instead if letting a empty tank sit around, I started my SW. I do not regret it
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #7
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If you go with SW, I would recommend you bigger, rather than smaller. Any mistakes or mishaps you make along the way won't be as obvious with a larger volume of SW. Managing a small SW aquarium can be quite difficult, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with it.
Define small, and large in gallon size? Please, I plan on a 75 gallon
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Think I have made my decision. It's going to be a predator SW tank.
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Think I have made my decision. It's going to be a predator SW tank.
Nice, look at the marine betta, really cool
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A great saltwater predator for a 75 gallon tank is the snowflake moray eel. Another option is a frogfish.
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I have also looked at those.
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