Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Seeking Help with Saltwater Tank
08-12-2013, 01:50 AM,
april222 Offline
New Member

Posts: 5
Threads: 1
Joined: 08-11-2013
Reputation: 0
Seeking Help with Saltwater Tank
I have had several freshwater tanks throughout my life, dating all the way back to my childhood. Deep down I have always wanted a saltwater tank. I have been told by a few friends over the years that creating an ideal saltwater environment that the fish will flourish in can be tricky at best. To avoid buying fish only to see them not survive I would love to hear any and all suggestions that you may have, including fatal mistakes that you may have made in your early saltwater tank experience.

Thanks and I look forward to reading your comments.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-25-2013, 11:59 AM,
cpwebsite Offline
New Member

Posts: 20
Threads: 1
Joined: 08-20-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Seeking Help with Saltwater Tank
I have researched getting a saltwater aquarium in the past, or a reef aquarium actually, however, I have never taken the time and pulled the ball. The main thing that has actually been holding me back is the cost. The number one piece of advice that I have been told time and time again is to make sure you do your research.

If you are interested in getting a saltwater tank, figure out what size aquarium you want, and then research everything you need. There are many people out in the saltwater world who will give you lovely advice.

However, with that being said, saltwater and reef aquariums seem to be one of those things where you can do your research but you will never fully know how to do it properly until your actually doing it yourself. No amount of research will make up for the experience of actually setting up a reef aquarium yourself.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
08-27-2013, 09:26 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-27-2013, 09:27 PM by TheBrit.)
TheBrit Offline
Junior Member


Posts: 43
Threads: 2
Joined: 05-12-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Seeking Help with Saltwater Tank
Firstly it will depend on the type of saltwater tank you are thinking of.
Fish only
Invertibrates only
Mixed fish and inverts.
The tank needs to be the largest you can afford and have space for but a minimum should really be 30 gallons capacity.
Filtration is always a bone of contention but being old school I would go with powered undergravel and auxilliary outside power filtration.
There are a good selection of "hardy" marine species and if the tank is just decorated with sand, petrified wood and rockwork should the need for copper medication be required then it can be used without a problem. (Although after it's use you will not be able to introduce invertabrates, anemones or corals as the lingering copper residue will kill them).Wink
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  New Fish Dies in established tank. sri1082 3 148 11-22-2017, 03:15 PM
Last Post: Thor
  CO2 for Planted Tank GreenAmy 7 1,020 06-19-2017, 06:06 AM
Last Post: GreenAmy
  2 filters for a 40 gallon tank? Mei Roe 1 893 08-11-2016, 02:32 PM
Last Post: Thor
  20 gal tank - good mix of community fish ? delta678 26 2,941 06-19-2016, 09:25 PM
Last Post: Thor
  inherited a tank, fishless cycling now Ngmcmil 28 3,831 03-21-2016, 07:08 PM
Last Post: Thor
  New tank/Nitrogen Cycle/Filter Question~ Natalie Cole 1 887 01-03-2016, 12:26 AM
Last Post: Thor
  The ultimate fish tank ? ? Happyflowerlady 1 1,170 04-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Cycling 20gal freshwater tank justintime 2 1,309 01-01-2015, 11:21 PM
Last Post: Thor
  New Tank Cycling Dean 9 2,697 10-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Last Post: Thor
Star Aquaponics Use Of Tank Water For Plants 4sweed 11 4,509 08-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  If you have a saltwater fish tank, what fish will you get first? Ram 15 6,452 07-20-2014, 12:41 AM
Last Post: Treeca86
  Do not keep more than one Gourami in the same tank Ram 3 23,312 09-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Last Post: BWP
  my tank cycling plan, does it sound ok? andisc 3 2,580 08-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Last Post: Ram
  Keeping Sea Anemones in a Marine Tank BWP 0 1,130 08-22-2013, 08:03 PM
Last Post: BWP
  New Fish and tank investment AnnaU93 14 7,986 08-22-2013, 03:19 AM
Last Post: cpwebsite

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | Pets Keepers Guide | Return to Top | | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication| Rules & Privacy | Advertise Here