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Setting up a salt water tank for the first time

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Setting up a salt water tank for the first time
Old 01-04-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
 
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petstore people are far from pros or experts. they are lower then anything. they are there to sell not help
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #12
 
There are SOME people at petstores who are knowledgeable. I have two people atmy Petsmart that I would trust to give me good advice.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #13
 
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I wouldnt trust anyone around here. selling sick or damaged fish. aggressive when they say non-aggressive. its crazy.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:22 PM   #14
 
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Getting back on topic...

It is not exactly unreasonable to set up a low cost marine system. I personally believe that high-tech systems can be a distraction to the enjoyment of the hobby. You can set up a 75 gallon tank, with a good hang on skimmer, DSB, 40 pounds of base rock and 20 pounds of live rock, seeding the sand with mum from an established tank, and with lots of patience and proper coral selection have a low cost setup. The key here is patience.

So, don't get completely discouraged by cost. If you want a marine tank, lets continue the conversation. Just beware of the limitations of such systems.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:39 PM   #15
 
well, he told me how much it costs to set up the tank with live rock, some fish, but without purchasing the tank, and im not going to set it up all at once, im going to set it up, put liverock in, let it filter for over a month, the buy a fish, not all at once, i couldnt afford it, and its not like it costs alot to keep one going, it just costs alot to set oe up, JHK30, you have no clue about salt water, so just stay out of, im not going to listen to ou when you only know freshwater, i have been researching, and asking, about salt wastr tanks now, and you have done, not to much, So stay out of what you dont know what your talking about.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #16
 
and the one petstore i go to, he has all of the saltwater tanks, and he has his own saltwater tank set up in the store with a few fish in, this guy is a hobbyist just like us, and sells them to, he not like walmart where you can say you want a neon tetra and get a corydora, so like i said, stay out of it JHK30!
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:01 PM   #17
 
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relax. JHK is entitled to his opinion just as you are, if you feel he is wrong or dont agree that is upon you and you can take his advice with a grain of salt.

anyways as mentioned, back on track of the thread.
please do countless hours of research before attempting to start a salt water tank, even before buying equipment. youll save money this way buying what you need instead of what you think you need. it is also good to know what your doing rather then know someone that knows what they are doing.(would you rather know how to count the change of your $100 or trust the person behind the register?)
as stated this person is a business man. yes he may be kind, and yes he may be knowledgable but he has a shop for an income.
research cannot be stressed on this topic. you honestly will save alot of money knowing what to do, put your livestock in the best suitable enviroment, and save yourself of problems down the road. the research stage is also a good time to save up money.
you may want to consider joining a local reefing club. my club is $12 a year but well worth it. you learn alot of great things, meet people with the same interest, get oportunities on group buys and buying used and even new equipment from other members. its well worth looking into finding a club in your area.
you may also want to check out this:
http://www.fishforum.com/saltwater-a...t-water-19051/
as well as one by skaustin on sumps/refugiums and i believe kellinshell did one on lighting
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:29 AM   #18
 
no, JHK30 is my cousin, i know what kind of fish he has and knows about, and he doesent know about salt water ok, so, he can just stay out of it
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:08 AM   #19
 
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no, JHK30 is my cousin, i know what kind of fish he has and knows about, and he doesent know about salt water ok, so, he can just stay out of it
I appreciate that you and JHK30, as family, may be used to speaking to one another a certain way. However, we hold members to a high standard here, regardless of their personal relationships, and ask that you do not address him or any other member that way again because it comes across as rude and may dissuade others from participating.

Thank you and we appreciate you helping to maintain the friendly atmosphere here.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #20
 
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... I dont know what to say. Im shocked.
thanks onefish2fish and administrator.
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