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post #1 of 3 Old 05-15-2007, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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fresh vs. salt

I am new to owning fish. I have a fifty five gallon tank with two jaguar fish and a ninety gallon with seven other very large fresh water fish. I am considering turning the ninety gallon tank into a salt water tank. I want to know just how much more difficult it is to keep a salt water tank than it is to keep two large fresh water tanks. If i do decide to turn my ninety gallon tank into a salt water tank, i will be selling the fifty five gallon tank and all the fresh water fish i own. Any help would be appreciated.

I have a fifty five gallon freshwater tank with two jaguar fish in it. I also have a ninety gallon tank with seven fish in it that are all over a foot long (i cannot remember all the names). I am a new fish owner and i am considering trying to make my ninety gallon tank a salt water tank. I am aware that it is alot of upkeep but i was wondering if anyone out there can explain to me just how much more work it is so i can make my decision. If i do decide to make it a salt water tank, i will be selling the fifty five gallon tank and all the freshwater fish i own. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-15-2007, 06:52 AM
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the difficuly or ease of a saltwater tank all depends on what you want to keep. i dont think its that hard to keep saltwater. just expensive to start.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-15-2007, 07:51 AM
salt water tanks cost a little more to maintain.You'll have to let the tank set-up .which usually takes longer than expected.You'll have to buy small starter fish like damselfish or fiji blue devils.adding live rock usually helps get the tank going and live rock also contain 1,000 of living organisms.As your tank grows older these organisms will grow,so you might find a shrimp or a snail that you didnt even know you had.which is fun.I don't think its much more difficult it does require more attention.
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