05-17-2011, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Teishokue
get a heater?? if its near a warm area, use a heater to keep the temperature from dropping, find a way to chill to keep the temperature from over heating. powerheads are a must or if you have a way of water flow. skimmers are a must if you are trying to keep healthy fish.
You should look into:
Chiller (if your in areas of extreme heat)
If your going a FOWLR then you dont need to worry bout light much.
If your going reef then light fixtures are a MUST.
Note most fish will already have a parasite.
If your going FOWLR then you should look into copper meds.
For reefs you CANNOT use copper meds.
I believe a basic SW tank should be fine.
i have to disagree with the copper thing. treating a fish because "most" fish will have a parasite IMO isnt a good idea. taking meds for no reason can do more harm then good. i do suggest using a QT though and observe the fishes behavior, eating habbits, and overall health.
looking into a sump would be a good idea though, as this makes a great place to put a skimmer. reading online reviews about skimmers in multiple locations is a wise idea as well, as some are great and others garbage.
you may need to run a chiller to keep your temps lower simply because i dont think jersey waters ever get above the 65 degree range, and a chiller will keep a constant low temp, which would be natural to the fish. im not 100% sure on this, but its something else that needs to be considered and researched.
Last edited by onefish2fish; 05-17-2011 at 06:18 PM..