Originally Posted by moealza
I have a 30 gallon tank that currently holds fresh water fish... To tell you the truth fresh water fish are boring... they aren't as nice as salt water fish so I decided to change to salt water.
The tank has a filter and air-bubble machine. That's all.
If I wanted to transform it into a saltwater tank, can I keep the filter machine or is a special one needed? Also what other items are required for the saltwater tank that I am missing...
I am a beginner to all this but I have some fresh water fish that have survived with my care for months now....
You can use your current filter for chemical filtration (carbon).
You will need a protein skimmer, live sand, live rock, a marine/reef test kit, a refractometer, a submersible pump or two, most likely better lighting than what you currently have, a source for RO water, salt mix (or buy premixed water) and a whole bunch of other stuff I probably forgot to list...