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Calilasseia
 
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Ta-daaaahhh ...

http://www.fishprofiles.com/interactive/forums/thread.asp?id=21834

Go here Raider_Fish

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I would so much like to start a marine tank but the thought scares me, as I've been told how much work actually goes into a marine tank.

Is it really so bad or is the effort severly payed of with the result..

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As I've said above, it takes work, planning and a willingness to go out on a limb, but when it all comes together, boy, do you feel good ... just ask the rest of the saltwater crew in here and they'll tell you the same!

Oh, and a certain amount of capital to kick-start the project helps too - it's a bit more expensive than FW

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Is it really so bad or is the effort severly payed of with the result.


Even the mundane tasks are fun for me, the results are only part of the enjoyment, the whole process of keeping a good healthy tank is just as fun for me
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back to the live rock & protein skimmer filtration method, called berlin method ive heard, my lfs stated that without mechanical filtration it severly reduces the stocking levels of your tank, is this true or is it a simply a method of upselling, he recommended a wet/dry trickle filter under the tank for about $350 is this excessive?
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Wet-Dry filters are nitrate factories. You'd be better off spending that cash on a good skimmer if you don't have one already; this can help with a large bioload better than a wet-dry, as it can remove stuff before it even has to enter the nitrogen cycle, which is what all those bioballs in the wet-dry are for!

[span class="edited"][Edited by Shinigami 2004-05-30 18:10][/span]

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thats a great artical nice work
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That is a brilliant post Cali. We would love to one day (and emphasise n one day) have a marine set up. But having made a committment to our three FW fish all who could live potentially 20 years it seems best to dedicate our time to ensuring they have a good quality of life. As and when they eventually go then it would be time to review things.

As an aside would anyone agree that it would be a good idea to set up a Brackish tank first pre Marine. To begin to understand and put into practice the notions of salt water requirements? I am not suggesting using them to experiment with (as again as living creatures you would endevour to give them the best), but as a stepping stone towards the final goal - marine.

Just an idea. Open to thoughts.
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I agree that is wonderful information!

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that was great thanks for all the great info Im trying to open up my own aquarium down here in Puerto Vallarta mexico Im an active fishermen and snorkling and have seen so many great species down here and there is no aquarium and I think that is a sin I check out www,puertovallartafish.com for on this subject everytime i go snorkling I see something new
again thanks for all the info
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ive kept fw's for 8 yearsnow, so science i was 6. i dont know much about sw fish, bu ive heared somewhere that its not how big the fish is, rather how much swimming space it uses

amazing article/:'
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Nah, you got that wrong mobius. It is about how big the fish is AND how much swimming room it needs.



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ok, my bad
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Got to consider the fact that most sw fish are shoalers and either demand huge amounts of its own to keep aggression to a minimum.... or huge amounts of space in which to avoid each other.
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Got to consider the fact that most sw fish are shoalers and either demand huge amounts of its own to keep aggression to a minimum.... or huge amounts of space in which to avoid each other.


This is not true. In the wild there are many that do school together. But in the aquarium setting, there are very few species that will tolerate their own kind. And many that will only tolerate the opposite sex.

As well, those that do not tolerate their own kind, in many cases will not even tolerate other fish that have similar appearances.

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Thanks for the article/guide, as a newbie it has been very useful.
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