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Pet Fish: fresh water, salt water and everything in between

Indiandog

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So pumps ,filters and heating are all different.

salt water is 10 times more work but is more beautiful and more color full than fresh water.

you need special water for it too as form what i have heard, you can just fill in with your tap water and run.
 

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salt water is 10 times more work but is more beautiful and more color full than fresh water.

you need special water for it too as form what i have heard, you can just fill in with your tap water and run.
Yeah you need rodi water which is pretty much the purest form of water. A lot more work and maintenance.
 

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Yeah you will need to move to a refugium setup, with live rock being the major filter. Then you have protein skimmers and water chillers and RO water for top ups because salt water evaporates faster. Salt water fish and coral are much more sensitive to changes in water parameters.
Oh ok I was going to go to the beach and get water from there lol.
 

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Oh ok I was going to go to the beach and get water from there lol.

i am sure you can do this... it is fucken where all the salt water fish comes from. lol
 

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i am sure you can do this... it is fucken where all the salt water fish comes from. lol
Lol you think so:tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy: ,
But I do want to get in to the salt water more challenging lol
 

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i am sure you can do this... it is fucken where all the salt water fish comes from. lol
Yeah I would buy 20L drums of sea water for $3 at the local pet shop. Easiest way to do it.
 

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Yeah I would buy 20L drums of sea water for $3 at the local pet shop. Easiest way to do it.
That's cheap .
What's the first step to take when making sure the water is safe so you don't kill the fish
 

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That's cheap .
What's the first step to take when making sure the water is safe so you don't kill the fish
Buy a test kit. I found it took a month of the system going before I could put fish in
 

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Buy a test kit. I found it took a month of the system going before I could put fish in
Wow that's a long time before putting anything in it.
I guess I'll do some research before getting into it lol
 

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Buy a test kit. I found it took a month of the system going before I could put fish in

yeah , you have to have the plants, rocks and other shit running in the tank for a month before you can put the fish in.

i find this funny for some reason, lol
 

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Wow that's a long time before putting anything in it.
I guess I'll do some research before getting into it lol
Yeah took ages. And it was about 6 months before my tank became pretty stable
 

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yeah , you have to have the plants, rocks and other shit running in the tank for a month before you can put the fish in.

i find this funny for some reason, lol
Why do you need plants ? I want a nice sand floor with just abit of corals
 

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Why do you need plants ? I want a nice sand floor with just abit of corals
Nah no plants. Gotta get all the rock sand and media in and let all parameters settle before fish and coral go in.
 

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Why do you need plants ? I want a nice sand floor with just abit of corals

I dont know, i dont think you can add plants once the fish is in.

not sure i never had a salt water tank , only what i heard. lol
 

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Stupid question...

Are there pros that come and look after everything? if there are, are the ***** expensive?
 
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