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Old 05-14-2020, 01:11 PM   #1
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Looking to start saltwater, need help

Hi all, I have had freshwater fish tanks a long time and Iím looking to possibly get into saltwater, I have a 40 gallon breeder but I have NO IDEA how to start. I wanna make sure I get it right and I think Iím at the right place. I have some filters but I donít know if you need a special saltwater filter. Iím not looking for corals or anemones or anything other than fish, shrimps, or crabs. I have a light that is perfect for my freshwater but I donít know if the fish need special lighting. Do the fish need special sand too? I have some cheap sand that is topfin brand and I know works for freshwater. any help with, well, about anything will be greatly appreciated.

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A fish only system can be run very similar to how most freshwater tanks are, the only difference is utilizing the roughly 1 lbs per gallon idea as your main form of biological filtration. There are articles about cycling and such in our articles section.
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