This is an idea at this point. I just had a very unpleasant experience with flooding, which was stricktly caused by my own lack of attention-and now considering POSSIBLY starting a freshwater tank.
I had bought everything to start up a saltwater, but now fearing the full cycling of the water, and the amount of opportunities it has to clog, leak, or break and floor our house. I have looked (only day so far), at the idea of starting up a freshwater tank-assuming that you can start up a tank without having to go through a sump and cycling water OUTSIDE of the tank.
Unfortunately I know nothing about freshwater set up. I don't understand what things to ask or what things to consider. I would like to know if it's something I could look into.
I currently have everything to set up a saltwater. I have a 75 gallon tank with sump. Pump and hosing all set up. I have a skimmer and lights, 200 watt heater and digital thermometer.
I don't plan on having any live plants. Strickly fish, and some artificial decorations(fake coral, perhaps plain/ regular freshwater decorations). I would also have some fish-open as to which ones at this point.
All advise, information you are willing to share-would be fantastic. A bit lost at this point and trying to do research.