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Noob looking for a FO(native fish) setup
Old 05-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
 
Noob looking for a FO(native fish) setup

Hello looking into getting into saltwater by having a native fish tank. I live right on the bay and would like to keep native fish that i catch. What would the ideal setup be. Im looking into getting a 55 g tank. Has to be budget minded so help me out with not sugesting crazy filters with huge price tags ( im a kid)
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
 
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it really depends on the water temperature and if you can replicate the enviroment of the lifeforms in question.
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
 
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Where exactly do u live around so o will know what kind of fish they are and what they will need
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #4
 
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Where exactly do u live around so o will know what kind of fish they are and what they will need
I live in nj the fish i can get range from fluke, striped bass , blue fish and get some tropical/gulf fishes from the gulf stream
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
 
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I live in nj the fish i can get range from fluke, striped bass , blue fish and get some tropical/gulf fishes from the gulf stream
i think all mentioned fish will need a tank larger then a 55 gallon.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #6
 
Yea i guess i could maybe get anything up to a 100g tank. I was just saying common fish we get i wouldnt keep what i said together because they would prob. Attack eachother

I Cant really release them back in the bay right?
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:15 AM   #7
 
first of all you need permits..... theres a large fine for capturing fish... just look at what type of bay your at. and what type of fish. if water is warm... uhh most likely use warm water.....
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #8
 
I heard about permits but I didn't know you need it for all fish
I know that I would have to get a heater for the winter

Filter? Powerheads? Skimmer? What do I need
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:09 AM   #9
 
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:
Sump/Refugum
Heater
Chiller (if your in areas of extreme heat)
Power head
Filtration types
Live rock

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.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
 
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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:
Sump/Refugum
Heater
Chiller (if your in areas of extreme heat)
Power head
Filtration types
Live rock

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.

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