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Old 03-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #1
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Differences between SW and FW

okay, I have been into freshwater for several months now but am toying with the idea of starting a 90 gallon salt water tank. What are the major differences: e.g. cycling, equiptment, chemestry, sensitivity, etc. Thanks!

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Probably the main difference is sensitivity in that freshwater fish and invertebrates have a lower tolerance for NH3, NO2, and NO3 in comparison to saltwater animals. The initial cost to set up a tank is much higher in saltwater unless comparing to a freshwater planted display. The care given is much the same with different parameters to attend to.
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