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Post by Bobo on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 10:25 pm

hey folks i have a question i dont know which place in the forum it should go so i figured here would be good. After seeing all of yalls saltwater tanks i want one bad. i have a small 10g could i set that up as one just to get a taste of salt then maybe use one of my 55gallons later. and how hard is salt i hear its really hard and complicated

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Re: Saltwater or not

Post by matt_longview on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:23 am

I know this sounds crazy, but I think it is easier. I know fresh water is more forgiving when you make a mistake, but salt seems to do a lot of work for you that helps.

I'm about to convert a10g into an all in one tank. I'll make sure to post plenty of pics and give lots of info to follow along with if you are interested. :-)

Also, start reading the "new to saltwater"thread that is at the top of this general reef forum.
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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:08 am

Yes sir that would be greatly appreciated. I looked at all of the tanks on the forum and was disgusted with mine afterwards. I think I would like to do the full setup but wonder if just a fish and lice rock would be better for just the 10 gallon on my office desk at home. I would really be happy with a small coral setup with like 1 or 2 smaller fish...say the clowns

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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:20 am

Or possible find a good deal in like a 14gallon bio cube

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Post by DonnieP on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:02 pm

Bobo wrote:Or possible find a good deal in like a 14gallon bio cube

14 gallon Bio cube would be a good choice as it is already setup for saltwater and they are pretty easy to care for. I am posting a link below to a 14 biocube build that might interest you, it shows just what you can expect from the 14g. Just taking a 10 gallon and going salt will be more difficult and require a lot of work to get the filtration up to par.

14 gallon Bio Cube build
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Re: Saltwater or not

Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 12:06 pm

Well another thing my friend has a 29filter that is set up already he said he might sale me

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Post by ritter678 on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 3:49 pm

Bobo wrote: and how hard is salt i hear its really hard and complicated

Depends on what you want to keep. A few hardy fish with some live rock isn't complicated at all. Once you get the hang of that then a few easy soft corals or lps isn't hard either. Once you get into more advanced corals then it gets more tricky. There's levels in this hobby of difficulty depending on what you want in your tank. Just make sure before you buy something you research on it or ask here on the boards so you don't end up with a tank full of Moorish Idols, Feather Stars, and Carnation Corals.
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Post by Bobo on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 4:11 pm

I know I want live rock and corals and maybe a few small fish

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