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Old 10-14-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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I've always had freshwater tanks, but this past weekend, I picked up a 125g saltwater tank, sump and all. It's a used tank so I am still cleaning it and slowly putting it together. I don't have any fish or coral yet. I'm taking it slow since there seems to be an abundance of information out there. Any advice on getting a tank started would be much appreciated! I don't want to see any fish I buy die.

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Old 10-14-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm in the same boat. I just purchased a 14gal biocube to start a saltwater tank. I've had freshwater tanks for as long as i can remember. Never tried the salt water thing but i'm gonna give it a shot. As for the advice the only thing that has been told to me would be to allow your tank to cycle before doing anything. I plan on setting mine up in the next week or so. I've heard cycling a saltwater tank can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks hopefully it will not take that long lol. Good luck starting your tank!

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Welcome to the forum!
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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Same here i purchased a 125gallon estabilshed tank and have just been taking it slow!
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:49 AM   #6
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Taking it slow is the best three words here success comes with time disater happens overnight!

Its not impossible It just cost more.
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