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New here... Nice SW forum!

Post by Ilovefish21 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:03 pm

Hello all. I was searching online and ran across this forum. Just thought I would introduce myself. Name is Kory looking to start up a Saltwater tank. I currentley have 10 Freshwater tanks going..Mostley African Cichlids. Just joined here to maybe ask some questions in the near future. I am on many Freshwater forums. USAfishbox.com being my fav. If any of you have FW fish I would check it out. They also have a SW section but not as good as this. I am also on HCCC, HAS, and some other Aquatics Clubs. It is always good to have some good fish friends. :mrgreen: Anywho, Great looking forum and look forward to chatting with some of you!
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Post by AuroraDrvr » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:50 pm

Welcome.

Once you go salt, you won't go back. :wink:

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Post by Amphiprion » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:45 pm

True ^^^^^^^^^^

...Though I did thoroughly enjoy my planted systems...

Anyway, welcome to the forum and I hope that we can all learn something new from each other.
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Post by Ilovefish21 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:49 am

Thanks for the warm welcomes. :mrgreen:
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:29 am

Hope you like it and stay. My 20 gall reef is what got me hooked

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Post by Ilovefish21 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:38 am

I herd the bigger the better ( Get your head out of the gutter...I am talking SW Aquariums.) LOL .... Is this true?
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Post by AuroraDrvr » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Yes, and no.

Bigger means more upkeep, pricier equipment, more additives, etc. But on the plus side, you can keep more (or bigger) fish, more corals, etc. The best thing you can do, is identify what you want to accomplish with your SW tank and build to that. Otherwise, you might be chasing a goal that's never attainable because its always changing.

What types of fish/inverts are you interested in keeping?

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Post by Ilovefish21 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:40 am

A school of clown fish would be nice. With some corals and some rare inverts. I like getting stuff no one has. (but I love the orange on the common clown fish)
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Post by AuroraDrvr » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:45 pm

Clownfish are a species that should only be paired. If you buy a group, a pair will form and eventually kill all other Clownfish.

A pair of Ocellaris or Percula clowns would fit comfortably in a 29 gallon. Anything after that is for other fish, or just cause.

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Post by Ilovefish21 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:07 am

This I did not know. Thanks for the info. Any Freshwater clubs in the area? I know USAfishbox.com has a Chapter starting in the area but is there anyone else? Meetings or auctions ,,ect ect??
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Post by Ilovefish21 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:05 pm

None? :!:
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Post by Amphiprion » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:37 pm

You're looking at it :lol:

We've had a handful of FW threads and conversations here. My experience is limited to planted systems and a relatively narrow range of fishes, but there are others here who've had much more experience.
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Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:11 pm

I'm good with the most common of fulish and planted systems of freshwater

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