Starting saltwater

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My girlfriend got me an aqueon evolve 2 tank for Valentines day...Set it up as saltwater, and am just going to have some corals in there. This is my first saltwater tank, but she is very experienced so I think I can make it work with her help. If all goes well I will be making my 30 gallon tank that is currently empty into saltwater. I will post pics later on when I can. It's currently just substrate and liverock.
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

Exciting times bud! Look forward to updates! :)
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xSupra replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

Sort of forgot I posted this, must of had a beer or three when I wrote it. :whistle:

But anyways, here is photo of it...And also some photos of the 30 gallon I mentioned setting up in the first post.
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30 gallon before water


30 gallon after putting in water
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Dalton replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

Good Luck. I set mine up the 2nd of January. Its been a slow process but its worth it.. Just take your time let the water cycle properly and add coral / fish slowly because the bio- load. i only have 2 coral in mine and 2 fish lol and as you can already tell its adds up $ wise.

14 Gallon Biocube Reef tank started Jan. 2, 2012
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xSupra replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

Yep $ wise it's a lot more than FW, but worth it in my opinion.

So far I've spent a decent amount. I already had the tank and the stand sitting around, but then I had to spend:

~$160 for 2 power heads and a wave maker
~$120 for 2 bulb HO T5
~$50 for liverock
~$25 for live sand
~$20 for salt

and that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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proudmama19 replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

What a nice Girlfriend you have!!! She deserves some brownie points for that one LOL. Really cool. I was thinking of trying to set up a 30g saltwater to start out! I have 3 of them in my garage! Gotta do something with em right!!! I got about 30 pieces of bleached live rock i have no use for!!!Might wanna take a few pieces and set up a tank! From what i hear though Saltwater is much more expensive! I think ill secretly set one up;) hahaha Goodluck looks really cool! Ive always went into this scales and tails by me. I wanted a niger trigger if i ever got a big saltwater going!!
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

$$$$$$ & time......... that's why I don't do saltwater (mostly $$$$$$). Just remember that SW is also A LOT less forgiving than fresh, so patience is advised. Good luck to you!!

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

If you get it right it can look amazing, personally most Marine fish are fairly small, I like freshwater for the massive 2 foot monster fish lol

Haku, I knew your were good.
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xSupra replied the topic: Re: Starting saltwater

Well I mean, Blue Tangs (Dory from Finding Nemo) get up to a foot. Clown triggers get up to 1 foot 8 inches, there's a batfish that gets about 1 foot 6 inches, and also eels that get up to around 2 feet. But yeah, most basic fish are around 3 - 6 inches. But there are SOME that get huge!
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