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post #1 of 6 Old 06-14-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Freshwater or marine

I have just acquired a trigon 190 tank (second hand) owners before me used it as a tank for a snake and thus i have had to buy a new filter (aqua one 1250) and a new light (T5 high lite) before I go any further with the set up I did not know if I should go for tropical or marine, any ideas and do I need much more equipment for either one.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-14-2012, 02:24 PM
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freshwater tank will be easier and less expensive to set up and maintain. is this your first tank? :)
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-14-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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You could say yes although dabbled a bit over the years and this time I want to give a lot more into making sure I have everything right
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-14-2012, 03:29 PM
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just looked up that tank.. very nice.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

thats a good start to making sure you have everything right. plenty of good info out there and very knowledgeable people on this forum if you have specific questions.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-15-2012, 12:07 AM
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I would go freshwater. It is more difficult to acquire more marine supplies, and the initial cycle (in order to have your tank ready for fish) takes a very long time with saltwater. Took my old roommate several months compared to a week or two with freshwater.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-15-2012, 12:21 AM
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Freshwater stingrays <3 all dreams aside I prefer freshwater because its more forgiving on your wallet and like someone else mentioned its a lot easier to find what your looking for.

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