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Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Location: NSW, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.03.12(Sat)18:29    Post subject: Hey I'm new here Reply with quote

Hi everyone Very Happy

I'm new to this site. And thought I might be able to gain some valuable info on marine setups, seeing as I would like to start one of my own.

I'm a complete beginner when it come to saltwater fish/setups. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
I do have about 7 tanks all with tropical fish (cichlids). So I'm not completely new to having and looking after fish. And appreciating their beauty and worth.

Looking forward to learning all I can and creating a beuatiful marine setup.
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Joined: 22 Mar 2005
Location: Houston,TX

PostPosted: 2005.03.25(Fri)18:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get some good information in the Salwater Basics section. The firsts two articles
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Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: Seattle, Wa

PostPosted: 2005.03.25(Fri)22:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can suggest a good book. The conscientious marine aquarist. Other good web sites are , , , and That will give you many different views on marine tanks.
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Joined: 23 Jan 2004

PostPosted: 2005.04.03(Sun)3:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Muffin:

Your name is making me hungry!

The main thing to know is that it's going to cost a lot. Most people prefer at least a 55gallon, and the rule of thumb is larger is better.

Things you will need is very good lighting if you want coral/inverts/healthy live rock. This will include actinic and fluorescent or high k rating metal halide.

Things in addition to freshwater:

protein skimmer, deep sand bed, live rock for algae control/bio filtration, and possibly a refugium.

Some corals will require a chiller.
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