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Welcome aboard! "For the kids" ... aren't we ALL just BIG KIDS?!?! (at heart anyway!) No matter how many years in the hobby ... it always stings a little when you loose a fish ... loose a PET! It does get better and the helpful folks here will assist with their valued experiences and advice! Make sure the youngins have a helping hand in all aspects of the tank ... it will be a great learning adventure with a few stumbles (can't avoid them) but MANY rewards! ENJOY!
 
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Hi Guys!
Total newbie here. I have a 75 gallon tank. Looking forward to getting some fish and coral in there. I was initially going to go freshwater but my kids begged me for a saltwater tank. So here goes nothing. I’m a little over a month in and my first fish died today after just 3 days :(. I felt so bad. Looking forward to hearing from all of you!
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Welcome! This is a great hobby to involve the family. Sorry about your loss.

This is a good article from R2R you may find interesting:
 

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Welcome to r2r
The salty side of town .

sorry for your loss . Ask as many questions as you like . We were all new once .

perhaps we can get a little information on fish , how it was acclimated , how you cycled your tank .
Parameters never hurt when diagnosing issues .
What corals and fish were you planning on ?

my advice : wait a little before purchasing any corals .
 
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