Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

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cujo0777 created the topic: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

I was wondering are marine Aquarium's easier or harder to care care of compared to a tropical freshwater Aquarium's .???? I know the fish are more expensive and get bigger than some freshwater fish. I'm just curious :unsure:
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tehmole replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

I would say it's hard,since you'll have to be on point with the salt content.

check this thread:

oscarfishlover.com/forum/33-all-other-aquatic-chat/289761-why-did-you-guys-pick-fresh-over-salt-water
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

i'm going with tehmole, it's harder and more expensive

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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

Would it be easier to have salt water fish if you lived next to the ocean ????
I think it would be considering all you would have to do is go out out with a bucket and fill the tank up during a water change rite or with a hose ??? This is all hypothetical of coarse . I know salt water fish come in all shape's size's and color's that are more vibrant then some freshwater fish . I Myself Prefer Fresh over salt any day much easier to take care of .
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tehmole replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

not saying you can't...but water from the ocean contain pollutant from any where in the world that get swirled around. You'll have to test the water for any containment of all sorts of things - waste material, nuclear | gasoline | crude oil - the list goes on and on.

i wouldn't trust it if anything.
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cujo0777 replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

Wow I wouldn't have thought about all those pollutant's being in ocean water maybe if there was an oil spill maybe I didn't even think of those other factor's .
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sdraiders619 replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

some fish need different salinity than others getting a bucket of water from an ocean will almost no doubt kill them
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

It's about the same once your get going. You need to take your time at first to set it up but once it's going its ok.

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Parrotman32 replied the topic: Marine Easier or harder to take care of ???

I have done saltwater before I had a 40 gallon aquarium ran with a sump system, live rock, coral growing lights, protein skimmer. The whole setup with chemicals, no fish was $2000. It is a lot more difficult because the salt needs to be mixed for 24 hours before a water change. You also have to match the temperature and ph. Since you use Ro water it has a ph of 7.0 so you have to add a buffer to make is 8.2. If you use a sump system you will have water evaporation, so a second bucket for Ro water only will be needed. As far as fish go I can tell you to seek false percula (nemos), yellow watchman goby, six line rass, fire gobies,foxface, green chromis, there are many more. These fish are very hardy and can Handel fluctuations if things aren't quite right. Fish to stay away from that are difficult fis are hypo tangs, flame angels, they can't Handel wide changes and will die or get ich easy. I hope this helps. If you have any questions just ask.
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