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        05-31-2009, 12:28 PM
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    Nemo Fish Tank

    So, I have been looking into this for a few days...

    I want to get a salt water fish tank but the only thing is that I have never owned a salt water fish tank. My extent to fish knowledge is goldfish *cough*.

    I know there is a lot more work involved as to the care of them and always having the water at the right PH etc etc. From what I have read online, it also looks like I'm going to have to start off with a much bigger tank for just a few fish.

    Any of you owned one, or currently own one? Pros and cons? How complicated does it get during tank cleaning?

    Thanks a bunch ladies and gents!
         
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        05-31-2009, 05:29 PM
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    Trained
    I didn't own salt water, but freshwater and you basically have to do the same thing.

    We got everything imagineable out there to help, and even kept a log for 24-48 hours. When we thought things were good, we introduced the fish and less then a week later, they had all died. (Yet everything according to our tester strip was fine)

    We later found out the place we had gotten our fish from were known for having sick fish. We never got back into it, but plan to one day.

    I would go around to all the fish stores and even see their reviews online before you actually commit yourself to fish from there, and also ask them a million questions about every little thing (see which ones are knowledgeable, based off of what you read online, and which ones are just pulling it out of thin air) And I would also go look at their fish a for a few weeks to see how healthy/active they are.
         
        05-31-2009, 11:16 PM
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    Weanling
    www.fishforum.com
    I suggest this site, it has A LOT of useful information and helpful people!
    Just tell them "GuppyGirl" sent you haha
         
        06-01-2009, 12:16 AM
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    Hey thanks for the great web site. I'll be doing some more reading
         
        06-01-2009, 12:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    Ive never personally owned a salt water tank, but I've had friends who have them.

    They are SO much more work then you'd really think, you have to add salt everyday, and its alot harder to keep the fish alive, because the water that they live in at the pet store may be different then yours and the temperature has to be just right. Ect. Ect.

    And the fist are way more expensive.

    Personally, if I could get one I wouldnt.. too much work. Haha

    Good luck!!
         
        06-01-2009, 09:51 AM
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    Originally Posted by Jillyann    
    ive never personally owned a salt water tank, but I've had friends who have them.

    They are SO much more work then you'd really think, you have to add salt everyday, and its alot harder to keep the fish alive, because the water that they live in at the pet store may be different then yours and the temperature has to be just right. Ect. Ect.

    And the fist are way more expensive.

    Personally, if I could get one I wouldnt.. too much work. Haha

    Good luck!!
    I absolutely love your signature. It's really cute!
         
        06-01-2009, 10:26 AM
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    Kelly, I've had several salt tanks over the years and although they are more work then a tropical tank, they are not that difficult. One thing to keep in mind is that the larger the tank, the easier it is. Small tanks are very very touchy and critical to changes. The smallest tank I would consider as a first tank is 30 gal - and even that is on the small side.

    The only other thing to consider is the cost of fish and being very careful about getting the tank ready. First timers are usually in a rush to put fish in there and that is not a good thing. The first fish is usually a Clown fish because they are pretty resilient.

    Good luck!!!
         
        06-02-2009, 11:33 PM
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    Hmmm...I think it would be a blast to have some fish. I went to the store today, and the attendant there said also said a 30 gallon tank was going to be a must to start off with. I'm totally willing to go with bigger if it means it's going to be easier to maintain and keep the water balanced.

    I will continue to look into it and see what I can do. The fish themselves didn't look that pricey so it's not a concern.

    Thanks for all the info everyone :)
         

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