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Old 12-09-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
 
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Sounds like you've done your homework. 10g is not really that hard to keep, unless your going with a Reef. Just need to watch your water parameters is all thats needed, weekly water changes, and your pretty much safe. 10g tank your using a Mechanical Filter just like a FW tank, only diff in the 2 at this point is, one uses Salt the other does not. The correct amount of Live Rock is the key. No special lighting is required for a Fish Only Tank.
Just for a heads up, if your LFS guy was hesitant about telling you it was not ok about using FW bio media in a SW tank, I'd say he doesn't know what he's talking about, and just guessing. Thats not a good thing.
ive been looking up on it a while.its not something i wanna rush into.ive made mistakes and dont want to go through them again.it being SW, i want to learn more before starting to be more prepared :) and yes u are rite...when he was hesitant..i kinda knew it wouldnt work..then he suggested about the bottles of BB...im not sure i wana use that.of course ill have 2 clowns in there so it wont be so bad :)
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
 
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every1 thank you for the replies and tips/advice...i really appreciate it.i want to do it rite the first time..any help is greatly appreciated :)
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
 
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ive been looking up on it a while.its not something i wanna rush into.ive made mistakes and dont want to go through them again.it being SW, i want to learn more before starting to be more prepared :) and yes u are rite...when he was hesitant..i kinda knew it wouldnt work..then he suggested about the bottles of BB...im not sure i wana use that.of course ill have 2 clowns in there so it wont be so bad :)
Who was it that you went to and got this Advice from here in Phoenix?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #14
 
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Who was it that you went to and got this Advice from here in Phoenix?
wahhh ur in phoenix also? i got it from "the ocean floor" out on 20th ave and thomas...some huy i had asked in the store.1 of the associates
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
 
Those guys don't know anything!! I wouldn't send my worst enemy to that dump. Just guys are off the street, and they believe it or not work off commision. See Don at Tropical Treasures, he's a good guy, never stear you wrong, won't tell you need something you don't, very knowledgeable.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #16
 
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Those guys don't know anything!! I wouldn't send my worst enemy to that dump. Just guys are off the street, and they believe it or not work off commision. See Don at Tropical Treasures, he's a good guy, never stear you wrong, won't tell you need something you don't, very knowledgeable.
it think tropical treasures is far from me.i looked up places around me several times before..im just north of sky harbor.ocean floor is on my way back from work.i work out at 75th ave and buckeye.i stop taking I10 and 202 due to tranny problems in my car.so i hit mcdowell all the way down until 32nd st then go to thomas rite next to where i live...isnt tropical treasure in north phoenix?like around bell road or further north?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #17
 
Yea, its up on Glendale and 35th ave, he recently moved. Shame Ocean Floor is yiur only choice. That place sucks. Crap. Sorry man.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #18
 
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i will be out in that area tomorow.actually past that..work christmas party tomorow afternoon..out in surprise..litchfield and waddel..i guess a weekend wouldnt be bad though to check out tropical treasures..especially since im looking into buying a few new things to start a SW tank..still trying to decide if i wana get a 10 gallon or 20 gallon to do it.20 gallon not much room for that if any..i can make room for a 10 gallon no problem..my dad and i are very interested in starting a SW tank..

how do the prices at tropical treasures compare to that of petsmart and petco?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #19
 
well, if a 10 is all you can do right now, id wait. 10g is really tough to do, not much you can put in there.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:28 PM   #20
 
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im not wanting to put a lot.since it will be my first SW tank.i want something small to start out with.i know it can be difficult.but its about all the room i have for.i might be able to squeeze a 20 gallon in here.but id have to move my tv.and put the tank on top of my entertainment center.
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