my first saltwater

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

lets see the tank ! ;)

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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

ill post pics when its complete ive been doing thing slowly so all i have right now is a filter salt and sand, i need to buy live rock- its like 4 bucks a pound, a heater and maybe an air pump to raise the PH. i also need to buy a hydrometer, i cant belive i forgot that when i bot the sand and salt.

im still debating what kind of fish to get either some sort of goby, ocelaris clownfish, blue damsels, or a fu man chu lion with no tank mates the thing about it is that its a very picky eater, and its exspensive so i don't know if i want get an exspensive fish for my first saltwater tank. plus its poisonous and i dont want anyone to get stung.
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

but we like equipment... and salt...

they're pretty

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some one wake me when there are pictures on this thread. :whistle:

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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

you guys wana see an empty aquarium, ill take a pic when i get home after class. ill post pics of fish, in like a week i still have to go to my lfs but i didnt have much time this week.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

i thought the number one rule in fish keeping is patience lol
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

You're right - with keeping fish, patience is key. In ogling other people's fishkeeping, all bets are off :)
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

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so heres just the bare aquarium no fish/ maybe even sea horses yet
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S.S. replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

Go easy on that, never had salt water but just read one article about a small low teck salt water tank and that gave me some tips. Patience, no fish so soon on that tank man, maybe some small crabs in 1 week or so. Add the coral, it doesn't have to be live, if you buy much cheeper dead coral as long as you have a piece of live one you will be able in a few months to have it all live and colourful.

For such a small tank take care with salt level and you need a circulation pump about 20 times the amount of water, settled in a way that all areas of the coral get moving water. The coral will be your filter!

About the fish in a few months, for me 2 clownfish for such a small tank no more than that. In time I can translate the article if you need it.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: my first saltwater

ty for the tip, im planning on using live rock its porous, and just like coral it filters the water, because bacteria lives all over the rock, thats why its called "live rock" so it serves as filtration i didnt plan on using coral because it requires care: lighting, water motion, and water chemistry, im not an expert so im gona stick with live rock. yeah im not gona put much in there probably either a pair of clowns, or some sea horses, or a fu man chu lion fish- they're realy cool here's a pic
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they're realy the only lion that can be kept in a 10 because theyre small, and they just chill, they hang around on the subtrate like a pleco
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