Originally Posted by shie
Blue, daily maintenance?
This is really very intimidating, now I am not sure if I would do the saltwater. Maybe I should try a freshwater first. I have to do one or the other since I have the 50 gallon tank already.
Is it really easier to set up a freshwater tank? Is the maintenance not as frequent as saltwater?
Perhaps, you should indeed try freshwater.
Why are you intimidated?
But that's our policy when it comes to fishkeeping.
Depending on your stocking level, maintenance may vary. Well, to be honest, I do daily water changes on my community tank as it contains several sensitive species like rams.
Can't get away from the policy because bad water quality often kills your fish.
For marine, it is often suggested that daily maintenance is best but weekly will do(unless Usmc objects
). Well, you want the more challenging type I guess.
Every time you do water changes, you have to add salt to replace the salt you lost during water changes. That spells cash for a hydrometer.
And other equipments like protein skimmers, sump(not really necessary but it's up to you), etc.
In my case, I'd rather stay in freshwater than venturing out to marine again.
It's up to you which one you prefer.
Or I'd rather tempt you to the lighter side(freshwater).
IMO, freshwater is the lesser of the two evils.