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Marine Tanks

Postby Neo » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:06 am

Thought I might start the conversation.

Anyone on Shrimpscape have a marine tank or think about getting into saltwater?
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby phobull » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:26 pm

I wanted to... but....... i am too scared of all the deaths and cycling that take ages,
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby GoldComps » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:34 pm

I have wanted salt water since i 1st got fish. Just very hard. But i guess you gotta start somewhere. I don't think ill start salt this year but maybe next :) will see.
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby Easty75 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:17 pm

I used to have a mini reef tank some years ago and i tell you there marine systems nowadays make keeping marines somewhat easier, I would of never in a million years considered doing saltwater in anything under a 4 footer now people are doing it in nanos. Just remember "good things come to those who wait " a good saying for us aquatic coniseurs especially when it comes to marine.
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby Easty75 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:22 pm

I used to have a mini reef tank some years ago and i tell you there marine systems nowadays make keeping marines somewhat easier, I would of never in a million years considered doing saltwater in anything under a 4 footer now people are doing it in nanos. Just remember "good things come to those who wait " a good saying for us aquatic coniseurs especially when it comes to marine.
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby phobull » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:17 am

Easty75 wrote:I used to have a mini reef tank some years ago and i tell you there marine systems nowadays make keeping marines somewhat easier, I would of never in a million years considered doing saltwater in anything under a 4 footer now people are doing it in nanos. Just remember "good things come to those who wait " a good saying for us aquatic coniseurs especially when it comes to marine.



True, i saw some nano's at blacktown recently with seahorses i wanted to but again i am scared i would kill everything lol.

However i may consider a tank full of port jackson sharks!
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby Forevermango » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:03 am

Before plants, I used to breed Bangi Cardinals, and cultivate corals. It was a lot of fun and hardwork, which put me off to the lazy plant keeping :P

But soon I am looking to make a 6ft marine tank just for clams and SPS corals :)
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby LEGIT » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:34 pm

Currently have a 80l AIO mix reef setup, Housing Softies, sps, lps, zoas, rics etc
Word of advice to any one contemplating whether to have ago; please take your time and dont rush haha

Btw if theirs any one keen, i will be selling my setup soon and upgrading so pm me haha

Will throw in base rock and when your ready ill frag you some corals!
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby Bwidjaja1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:53 pm

Thinking of it, but not sure how to start lol..
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Re: Marine Tanks

Postby Dave1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:48 pm

I have an LPS/SPS reef tank and a nano housing LPS and softies. I have also bred marine fish in the past. Marine tanks with fish only are not that different to fresh water fish tanks. Reef tanks with corals are a completely different challenge. The set up and methodology behind them are different to freshwater. My advice to anyone wanting to take the plunge is wait, spend 6 months researching everything you can then when you are ready rinse and repeat. The more info you have the better. There is no shortcut or cheap way to be successful regardless of what you are told by your LFS.
If you are serious check out the Australian marine forum. Reefing the Australian way @ http://www.masa.asn.au/. This has a large following and is a good starting point.
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