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post #1 of 10 Old 02-21-2014, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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New saltwater tank- beginner

So I'm planning on starting a saltwater tank if I can arrange my room to have the space for a fairly large tank for the saltwater. I know of a shelving unit I can get that should support the weight of the entire setup. Can anyone offer any tips for saltwater tank keeping tips? Can I use treated tap water, which I do with my freshwater fish no problem? (Obviously I add salt, which I get from my LFS.) PS; I plan on starting with two or so clownfish once the tank gets cycled.
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-21-2014, 09:14 PM
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If you are planning on using your tap water make sure and have it tested by your local pet store for all the tests they have so you can get a good idea of what you are working with. Ammonia,nitrites,nitrates,PH,KH,Calcium,Copper,pho sphates, and magnesium if they have it.

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-22-2014, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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I tend to use tap water with my freshwater fish, but I put conditioner in it before it goes in the tank.
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 07:20 AM
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What size tank r u thinking of getting?
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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It will be between 55 and 75 gallons.
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 10:29 AM
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I buy my saltwater from my LFS. They have .55 cents for a gallon for regular or red sea water for $1.00 a gallon. It is much easier than making it IMO

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 10:45 AM
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It is nice to be able to make your own water not only due to transit but also as you will at some point have to do an emergency water change and not having the ability to do sowill be a big downer.

I do understand if the city water present is not of proper quality,I am lucky and where I live my water is all good.I still have an RO unit just in case things go bad from flooding or future saturation of solids and chemicals.

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post #8 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have a car, so buying already mixed water will be difficult since I don't think bringing a lot of it on the bus is a smart idea.
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Good luck with setting up your saltwater tank. I look forward to future pics. :)
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-24-2014, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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I'll post pictures somewhere once I get it all set up with fish in it.
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