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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Help Starting Out

Hello, First time poster looking for some information.

Im looking to start up a salt water aquarium. I have a 15 Gallon tank with a lot of the standard fresh water equipment (Filter, light, heater, stones)

First question is: Will most of the freshwater equipment I have work for a saltwater setup?
Im sure there is some additional equipment I will need but just wondering if the stuff I have will be good to use?
Seconds, Im really looking for a good resource site for information to start a aquarium from scratch.
If you could please provide some links or even names of good books i could check out.

I read on numerous sites the bigger the tank the easier but unfortunately 15 Gallon is all I can work with right now.

Any information / Help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 12:12 AM
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yes all the equipment will be fine on your salt tank....some upgrades will be in order depending on the livestock you wish to keep...but since you have to take it slow you can always start your system up and upgrade as you go ...as far as lights and skimmer...keep us posted i have a couple of nano tanks 6 gallon and i am no expert...

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 05:28 AM
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The best resource you can find:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-articles/
Has about all the info you need. That will tell you the basics of what you need to buy and how to use it.I will help more later but I gotta run.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 07:16 AM
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The best resource you can find:http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-articles/
Has about all the info you need. That will tell you the basics of what you need to buy and how to use it.I will help more later but I gotta run.

Welcome to TFK!
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if some one does not post that link first then we will always post it in the first 5...LOL

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 09:22 AM
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Yes, welcome to TFK! Looking forward to following your build and seeing pics!

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-12-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, and thanks for the link.
I'll check it out and im sure i'll have additional questions to follow shortly.
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