11-11-2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by willieturnip
Is it possible to start with a standard tropical set up with an internal filter and gradually rise the salinity until it is a marine climate and keep mollies in the tank throughout the process?
I know that they can live in both a tropical and reef setting. 3 days acclimatization is apparently plenty, so the 3+ month period I have planned should be far more than adequate.
I would add a skimmer, algae scrubber, sump etc as I can afford to. I would take the internal filter out after the live rock has established itself in the tank.
Live sand would also be added when the correct salinity has been archived.
I just see that this would be an easy going way into marine, without the painstaking wait to set up a marine tank.
Not sure if it would work or not as I am just trying to get started in reef tanks but it is a very interesting concept.
I always get a kick out of seeing a molly in a marine tank. :)