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    Question wanting to have a new tank

    hi everyone i need some advice......

    my dad wants to have a new tank (1 year after our arowana died) so he asked me to look for photos or videos of aquarium set ups. i showed him plenty of pictures and videos but he became interested in this particular video.

    he said the aquarium was very calming and relaxing to watch.
    i have a cousin who had a saltwater tank but had a hard time taking care of it.
    i know saltwater tanks are expensive. but is it true that they are hard to take care of?

    any opinion or suggestion for a new tank?
    we have goldfishes at home too

    oh! and by the way, here's the video that my dad liked (just in case it helps):
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    Welcome to Reef Frontiers!!!

    It's not so much that Saltwater aquariums are Hard to take care of, as much as there is quite a learning curve.

    Most people, not all, but most, that get into SW aquariums, have had extensive experience in FW aquariums, first. Saltwater aquariums, and especially, Reef aquariums, do require a lot more learning. There is much more chemistry involved, more diligent maintenance, more equipment to maintain, etc...

    As long as one is willing to study and learn all the things involved, for the keeping of a Saltwater aquarium, they really aren't any "harder."

    Now, they typically are more expensive, but don't have to be outrageously more expensive, although they can be.

    If you were to go with a FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) tank, most of your existing equipment would work out just great. You'd add Live Rock and maybe a Protein Skimmer.

    It's when you move into a Reef tank, that the more expensive lighting, and better Protein Skimmers are needed.

    You have made the correct first step, by joining Reef Frontiers and asking questions!!! Keep reading, studying and learning, before deciding if this is a hobby that you want to get into. If you find it's not, buy the DVD set, that the video you linked us is about!!
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    thanks for the informative reply

    i would have to ask my dad if he would like a SW tank. he has been really into aquariums ever since i can remember. even though if he has a hard time walking long distances, he would make an effort to get food for his arowana (the one which died last year).

    before we get a new fish, he would always ask me to do researches for him about the fish and even after we got the fish, i would still do research.

    what would be the best types of fishes to take care of?
    both for SW and FW aquariums? like, which types could be housed together?

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    No SW (Saltwater) or FW (Freshwater) fish can be housed together.
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    oh, yes. i know that. i mean for separate tanks. sorry

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    I'm sorry, but I'm not at all understanding your question.

    Read through lots of threads, here on Reef Frontiers. Pay particular attention to the forum, New To Reefkeeping, http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...play.php?f=124

    Also read through the forum Marine Fish Discussion, http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/...splay.php?f=15
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    i'm sorry for the hard time i'm giving you. what i meant was if you could give me any suggestion for types of fishes that could be housed together. for example, for a FW tank, could goldfishes and guppies live in one tank?

    btw, thanks for the links

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    Ahhh I see what you're asking. Well, this is primarily a SW fish forum, however, you could check out this great FW fish forum, http://www.fishaholics.org/home.php .

    Personally, I'd say NO, goldfish and guppies should not be housed together. Guppies are a tropical/semi tropical species. Goldfish are actually a temperate, or cold water species of fish. They require totally different living conditions.
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    oh, ok. thanks for the tip.

    i'll check out the site that you gave. thank you very much

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    I would say SW tanks CAN be easy to take care of IF you set it up right the first time.
    There is a strick regimin you'll have to sick to, BUT, alot of the little things can be automated to make life easy on you.
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    Adam (Myteemouse) is a good example to follow. He did TONS of research and put a lot of thought into his latest tank, BEFORE starting to build it!! A lot of us, myself included, jump into this hobby, without finding a great forum first, or without being willing to do the research first. Unfortunately, we, yeah, myself included, end up spending LOTS of money on all the wrong stuff, on our first tank, second tank...etc. Hopefully we learn with our FIRST tank, and set up the second one right!! LOL
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    OH and Welcome to Reef Frontiers.
    Have a cookie and a cup of milk and read..
    Lot's of usfull info on here.
    And don't be afraid to PM some of the people here for questions..
    Most here are very friendly and helpful.
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    thank you all very much. you really do seem to be very nice
    i was kind of worried that returnofsid is getting frustrated with my questions

    oh, and thank you very much for the welcomes

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    Quote Originally Posted by returnofsid View Post
    Adam (Myteemouse) is a good example to follow. He did TONS of research and put a lot of thought into his latest tank, BEFORE starting to build it!! A lot of us, myself included, jump into this hobby, without finding a great forum first, or without being willing to do the research first. Unfortunately, we, yeah, myself included, end up spending LOTS of money on all the wrong stuff, on our first tank, second tank...etc. Hopefully we learn with our FIRST tank, and set up the second one right!! LOL
    Thank you Mike,
    Yes I did about three months of research before I spent one penny on my set up..
    I bought everything after research, even down to what size plumbing and the type of power strips and timers to get.
    All will pay off in the end if you take your time and don't get in a hurry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spade View Post
    thank you all very much. you really do seem to be very nice
    i was kind of worried that returnofsid is getting frustrated with my questions

    oh, and thank you very much for the welcomes
    Only time he gets frustrated is when he gets a run in his pantihose. LOL
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