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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Simple question

Right now I have a ten gallon freshwater fish tank and I have an empty 20 gallon tank.

I want to make the 20 gallon tank a salt water tank.

So my question is, is maintaining a saltwater tank harder to maintain than a freshwater tank?

I have a 20 gallon tank with Guppies, swordtails, platys, a snail, Otos, Corys, and an Birchir.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-28-2007, 01:22 PM
IMO yes.. Saltwater species are more maintanence than freshwater... freshwater can stand mistakes commonly.. saltwater cannot...(IMHO)
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-28-2007, 07:20 PM
saltwater is not that hard. one the tank is cycled and the water quality is good there really isnt that much to do but water changes and top offs.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-30-2007, 04:44 AM
Yes Saltwater is harder than fresh water.But with a little care ,science and logic it becomes very easy.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-31-2007, 04:09 AM
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bigger the tank less maintenace biologicly and chemicly for a big tank, small saltys arent that hard just keep an eye out for ammonia and nitrate and nitrite spikes, fish only is pretty easy u cant do to much wrong,but it still happens,saltys r prettyier then fresh aswell on the upside tho 8)
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-31-2007, 01:58 PM
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sw tanks are more expensive than fw tanks. mistakes, as stated above, are also less forgiving. but its a joy to care for saltwater tank as the fish are very beautiful. i say go for it :D
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