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I Would like to know some things about what it takes (money and energy wise) to run and own a saltwater tank. I'm thinking about getting a 50 gallon for 150 and a stand for it for 60. the fish i want would be around 80
What else do I need for a saltwater tank?
 

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I'd say salt... ;) Other than that, I would really look into a refractometer. Really good at measuring the salinity. Are you thinking of reef, if so, a good LED unit will help save energy - may be a worth investment, but in the long run... cheaper - and be useful for corals.

Many swear by a good sump, so you may want to look into additional plumbing and tanks... Baffles, filtration... filters.... Depending on what you go with; but reccomend a second hand tank and custom made glass cut to size.

And then some good internal powerheads.
 
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