03-10-2007, 11:40 AM
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Re: completly new to salt water tanks
Originally Posted by ClarkyJ
Hey I have kept tropical tanks for a while now and Think I mite want to move onto salt water tanks. Im a complete noob with any thing to do with it.
A few noobi qustions.
1, Is the only difference the fact that the water has salt in it or is there other aquiment ?
2,If you do need other equiment other than the stuff required for a tropical one what are they ?
Thanks and any other info A noob such as me needs
THere is a very large amount of difference than just the water having salt. Saltwater is meant to be more expensive and harder than freshwater but they can look a lot nicer.
Salt water needs to contain all nessisary elements, thats why you need to use a high quality salt mix, not low quality or table salt
the equipment is very different in someways. If you are doing a fish only tank freshwater filters will work find but if you are going for reef, you will need other equipment
As i have learned from other members, cheap stuff will not work, buying expensive stuff is the only way this hobby will work with you
If we can have more information we can tell you what equipment you will need