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fence sitter seeking advice before taking the plunge into marine

Discussion in 'General Salt' started by nishant_datta, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. nishant_datta

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    hey guys,

    I've been wanting to keep a marine tank for a long time now but dreaded the thought of how much work it requires. I'm now gradually moving towards having a marine tank.

    Now what I wanna know is should I try my hand at having a small marine tank say a 20 or a 40 gal. one or do I go straight go for a 90 ?

    thanks,

    nishant.
     
  2. Otherone

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    It doesn't take alot of time to maintain a saltwater system but it is usally daily. If your goal is a 90 then start with the 90 that way your not spending money twice. Not all gadgets rated for smaller gal tanks are gonna be usable in larger systems.
     
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    go with the 90. And a marine set up is really pretty easy to take care of. If you set it up right maintenance should be minimal just routine feedings and a 10% water change once a week.
     
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    + 1 on the 90,bigger is easier and more forgiving. I dont think the work required outweighs the enjoyment of the tank.

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    Agree 100%

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    x3 go with the 90

    more water = more stable params :D
     
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    thanks guys, 90 it is then. gonna start working on it.
     
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    What kind of tank are you looking to set up (FOWLR or Reef).
     
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    We also like pics. lol
     
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    Yes, pics are nice.
     

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