Hi im considering setting up a saltwater tank

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Salt water is no question much harder and much more costly. It rlly has to be done right or your kinda screwed
can you buy certain things one by one because i researched dart frogs a few years ago they were not right for me and you had to buy everything at once.
 

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can you buy certain things one by one because i researched dart frogs a few years ago they were not right for me and you had to buy everything at once.
Sort of, there is certain things your gonna need to start cycling the tank and get your ecosystem going. You can buy the stuff for corals later, but you are definitely gonna end up needing it.
 
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Sort of, there is certain things your gonna need to start cycling the tank and get your ecosystem going. You can buy the stuff for corals later, but you are definitely gonna end up needing it.
how long will the live sand survive without a tank or will it not go bad
 

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how long will the live sand survive without a tank or will it not go bad
It will stay alive for a while, as long as it’s not ocean direct sand. The normal Arag alive is dormant strains of bacteria that will wake up once the conditions are suitable.
 
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It will stay alive for a while, as long as it’s not ocean direct sand. The normal Arag alive is dormant strains of bacteria that will wake up once the conditions are suitable.
okay thank you if you have a kit with the sump it makes me nervous having to drill into the glass
 

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okay thank you if you have a kit with the sump it makes me nervous having to drill into the glass
If you can I would just get a reef ready tank. Drilling the glass isn’t that bad just gotta make sure it’s not tempered and you gotta go super slow and keep cooling the bit with water.
 
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im supper nervous the actual build probably wont happen until may or june but i want it planned out to the max anxiety sucks
 

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ty do you have some good links i really want to get the best bang for my buck but i live in a tiny town so used is out of the question
In this hobby, generally the things that work the best are just the most expensive. Like dosing pumps, lightning, skimmers and other filtration. By a rule of thumb the more u can afford to spend on each thing the better the end product will be. EcoTech makes really good pumps and lights, reef octopus makes good skimmers, trigger systems makes good dumps. Korallen zucht makes good additives. Bulk reef supply has cheap reactors and all kinds of important stuff. Tropic Marin and b ionic make really good salts.
 

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im supper nervous the actual build probably wont happen until may or june but i want it planned out to the max anxiety sucks
Don’t stress, it’s a process. You gotta take joy in the journey to the end product and think of it like an art piece. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
 
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In this hobby, generally the things that work the best are just the most expensive. Like dosing pumps, lightning, skimmers and other filtration. By a rule of thumb the more u can afford to spend on each thing the better the end product will be. EcoTech makes really good pumps and lights, reef octopus makes good skimmers, trigger systems makes good dumps. Korallen zucht makes good additives. Bulk reef supply has cheap reactors and all kinds of important stuff. Tropic Marin and b ionic make really good salts.
i found this is this okay and should i get the extras or should i go and get that separately and what options should i click im really new im sorry.
 
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i found this is this okay and should i get the extras or should i go and get that separately and what options should i click im really new im sorry.
Just go to bulk reef supplies website and look around to get an idea of what stuff costs and what options there are.
 
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Just go to bulk reef supplies website and look around to get an idea of what stuff costs and what options there are.
Just go to bulk reef supplies website and look around to get an idea of what stuff costs and what options there are.
wow this is more than i expected but i really want the tank im used to freshwater sorry
 

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