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Postby juweltanklover » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 pm

I would love to set up a marine tank, but dont know really where to start. so I have a few questions about doing so.
what size tank do i need for a marine tank
Do I need a protein skimmer
what filter do I need
All marine tank are sold with sumps
what are sumps
what subtrate do i need
live rock coral or lava rock for decor
do i need a hydromter
can I have things like tube worms sea urchins ect
what fish do I go for
what lighting do I need
do you need a tank hood
Are marine tanks easy to care for.
sorry about all the questions but If I going to set up a marine tank I want to do it right and try to avoid any expensive mistakes right from the start
many thanks for reading this topic :)
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Re: marine tank

Postby englishmx » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:29 pm

juweltanklover wrote:Are marine tanks easy to care for.


No, unless in experienced dedicated hands

Heavy on the wallet too
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Re: marine tank

Postby juweltanklover » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:47 pm

thanks Mike for the reply
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Re: marine tank

Postby Carylnz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:44 am

There are different types of marine aquariums - fish only, those housing fish with live rock, and those primarily designed to house corals and other invertebrates (also known as reef aquariums). Many fish hobbyists also divide the types of saltwater tanks based on the water temperatures.
Marines are not for beginners and, as said, not for those who are strapped for cash. Not only is the equipment more expensive (as they require more equipment than freshwater) and the inhabitants (be they fish, corals, anemones or whatever) more so than freshwater, but running costs are also dearer. They need additives, which are expensive, and the lighting required will just about double your power bill.
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Re: marine tank

Postby charl89 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:41 pm

I have had marines for 2 years and all i can say is if you have alot of money go for it or you'll have a heart attack!
i dont dare count up the cost of mine and now decided i am better off selling mine and going for tropicals as so much cheaper.

everything tends to want to kill each other, fish and the corals. the first year will test your wits completely :P
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