03-08-2013, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
I never would have dreamed I'd have a SW tank. I was "scared" of them. I still have my FW tank, but once the fish die, I'll probably get rid of it, or turn it into a SW.
SW is very addicting. I love the corals, almost more than the fish. It's expensive to set up, but in many ways it's easier than a FW tank. With my FW tanks, I do a water change every week, to keep my nitrates at 10ppm. My first SW tank, I had a HOB filter on, and was struggling with nitrates. Upgraded to another tank, which is drilled with a refugium and skimmer underneath, and bought more live rock. Definately get a drilled tank and stay away from filters that are just traps for nitrates. My tank has been running now for 7 weeks, and I've still not done a water change, and still have 0 nitrates.
So you would say sump is better! :D Well thats good, my hermie tank ATM has a drilled hole in it! So when I move out and hopefully do a DIY hermie tank, my 4 foot sucker is turning into a reef!
Thank you so much