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    Salt water aquarium help

    My wife is trying to set up a 30 gallon salt water aquarium. Any advice is appreciated. What kind of fish, coral, rocks, sand, etc. Needs to be as care free and simple as possible to get started. Thanks!

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    Just get one of those aquarium DVDs; truly the easiest way to go!

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    Bait tank. Sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TUCK View Post
    Needs to be as care free and simple as possible to get started. Thanks!
    not possible with a saltwater aquarium. they are labor intensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stik View Post
    not possible with a saltwater aquarium. they are labor intensive.
    S'what I've always heard.
    Screw it. Let's ride.

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    I have to agree with the get a bigger tank reply.but if you must use the 30.start with a few small fish(no more than two or three)I have a 30 it was my first tank.it currently has a snowflake eel,a blue damsel,a clownfish and one urchin.if you do not get corral that will lower the labor needed to upkeep as most all corral are very finicky and require a certain amount of water flow,a certain amount and kind of light,certain water parameters(temp,salinity).change 25 to 30 percent of the water weekly.you will need a salinity meter to be sure your salinity is ideal.a couple of live rock will also help with keeping the water parameters stable as they produce bacteria that helps breakdown nitrates in the water.and once everyother month I do a 75 percent water change.

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    a friend of mine has a 100 gallon tank and its cost him around $4k for everything(tank, supplies, food, fish, etc.) plus 5 yrs of upkeep that he's had it.

    Just go get ya a cast net and catch a bunch of LY and finger mullet ;-)

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    I'm convinced; the Aquarium DVD is the way to go!


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    Screw it. Let's ride.

 

 
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