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Old 04-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
 
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Thought I would stop by and say hello, I have been lurking for a while, learning, and getting ideas. My wife bought me a Fluval Chi aquarium for the kitchen about 4 months ago and I have been hooked since.

Yesterday I set up a 55 gallon freshwater, obviously I am working on the fishless cycle that I learned about on here.

My wife tried to get me to do saltwater as we live right on the water in a condo in Palm Beach and I am a dock master at a local marina and have access to boats all the time so "fresh" saltwater wouldn't be a problem. I just wasn't ready for that yet......

We also live at the base of the blue heron bridge, many consider some of the finest inshore diving in Florida because of the sea life, a lot of divers get their fish for their aquariums.

I am sure I will have a lot of questions along the way but the site has been a great resource already, I am glad I made my mistakes on a 5 gallon tank and learned along the way.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum and Good luck on future tanks! What do you plan to stock the 55 gallon with?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
 
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Welcome to the forum and Good luck on future tanks! What do you plan to stock the 55 gallon with?
I am in the research stage right now, honestly I did so much research on tanks, sand, filters, fishless cycle etc that I haven't done a lot of research on fish. Kind of crazy I know.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:05 AM   #4
 
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Haha no I totally understand. I was a bit on the opposite side. I simply bought a 29 gallon kit. However had I done research on the equipment I could have ended up with better equipment at the expense of money. Researching the fish is the fun part. And with a 55 gallon tank you have a lot of fun options.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
 
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Welcome aboard,there are a number of friendly people here.As far as running a salt water tank its not much more difficult than a fresh water tank in the beggining aside from the equipment.The usual problems arise in salt when some one lacks patience and research.When your ready we will be here.
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