Just to make things easy partition the tank with a 1/4 square grid eggcrate. So there is most of the tank for fish and corals and a small portion for macro algaes. (i just crammed in the egg crate about 3" in front of the back glass on my 55g). then add some lights pointing at the section from the side.Hello everyone. So I really want to start an aquarium and I think I want to start a saltwater tank. Any suggestions for a good starter kit, or something to get started with easily? I'm fairly new to this, and need all the help I can get! lol
Normally i would agree, better to get to know freshwater first..however i have one of each, both 55 gallon tanks and my FW has a weird cloudliness i can't shake, but my SW is running perfectly fine Give it a try if it's in your budget, i find it way more interesting than my FW.I'll get the hang of this sooner or later! I'm thinking now that I may just start a freshwater tank to begin with, even though I really want a saltwater tank! I've heard the freshwater tanks are much easier to begin with and maybe that way I can get some experience quickly to start another tank that is saltwater.
You will find that all you picked up starting with a FW tank most of it will be useless when it comes to starting a SW tank. My advice...If it's SW you want start your research there and take your time. The best way to get a answer is to ask a question, you are starting out on the right foot by just doing that. Don't get overwhelmed in the beginning about what should be put in it you will have time to figure all that out. The advice so far is good advice, but just not yet. One reason a lot of people get into this hobby and leave shortly after is do to rushing. This hobby can be fun or a nightmare, fun comes when it's an enjoyment a nightmare when you are always need to do something else. Don't cut corners get the best you can afford, you get what you pay for in this hobby. No since in buying something and a month later have to go out and do it again. Have fun and welcome a board.Because I had read a freshwater tank is easier and is good for building experience if you haven't had a tank before.