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Dorey
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PostPosted: 2003.12.21(Sun)10:21    Post subject: What Do I Need Reply with quote

My dad wants a sault water tank and I was wondering what size tank you need for one and for a nice small tank with the right stuff for the fish what it would coast rounded off?
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PostPosted: 2003.12.21(Sun)10:30    Post subject: cost Reply with quote

well a 55 gallon is a nice size but the cost is not nice.I have a little over a thousand dollars invested in it.no matter what size tank you get it will be costly.even the small ones are costly plus they are harder to maintain.better to get him a fresh setup unless you got a lot of money.
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Dorey
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PostPosted: 2003.12.21(Sun)10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks I think we will live on my fresh water tank
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PostPosted: 2003.12.24(Wed)1:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is your first venture into salt water, you probably wouldn't want to go any smaller than a 29usg long-size tank. Smaller tanks are more greatly affected by changes in chemistry than are larger ones, and are more apt to become unbalanced.

The LFS you go to for your salt water fish should be able to inform you of what equipment you will need, as they themselves must maintain salt water aquariums to house their fish.

Salt water aquariums are often looked at as difficult, however, I have found maintaining a salt water aquarium to be no more challenging than maintaining neutral water chemistry in a freshwater tank, it just involves a few extra steps.
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Dorey
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PostPosted: 2003.12.25(Thu)8:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.12.30(Tue)10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bigger tank is better to start with then a small one, a 55 is reccomended for a beginner. The best thing to do is read read n read. Get as much info as you can first. Here are some good beginner sites if you are interested a salt tank works best if you take your time on it.

reefkeeping 101
http://www.reefcorner.com/reef%20keeping_101.htm

live rock faq
http://sps.reefkeepers.org/LiveRockFAQ.htm

sand faq
http://www.reefkeepers.org/faq/cache/33.html

starting marines
http://www.shirleyaquatics.co.uk/pages/marine/keeping_marine_fish_printable.html
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Dorey
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PostPosted: 2004.04.11(Sun)12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again
My dad is still thinking about a salt water tank, my mom got a raise so now we might have the money for one and I know people that work in some of the pet stores so they can help me to get a job at one of the pet stores when I'm 16.
I was just wondering what are some good size fish that aren't that aggressive and my dad wanted to know rounded off how much an air pup for the tank would coast and if we would even need one and some of the equipment we would need for it, just to give us a idea of what we need and if it would be possible to get the tank soon.
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