03-10-2009, 07:29 PM
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Long story short, the only thing you have to keep is the aquarium, stand, and lights. The freshwater and saltwater hobbies have almost nothing in common. Having kept malawi cichlids, you will have some familiarity with buffers and testing pH, but other than that you have to learn everything from the beginning.
I suggest reading the threads to learn the basics. The video and pictures area will help tremendously, especially the "builds" topics, which highlight an aquarium setup from beginning to end. The saltwater aquarium differs completely when it comes to filtration and upkeep. Read, read, and read some more!