Re:New. Looking for now.


I try to be informed about things. I kinda got thrown into keeping fish(someone else purchased them) and I was one of those people that thought that you sprinkled in some food every day and changed the water when needed….and then I started reading. lol
So I’m learning about cycling and all that for freshwater fish(and have sadly lost two of them due to my lack of knowledge)

I have already seen how fast a smaller tank can change (my freshwater is only a ten gallon) So I do hope that a 55 gallon will be a little more forgiving in that area. I will get a bigger one than that if I can find a used one or a good deal.
Especially since saltwater seems to be a little more complex, then freshwater.

I was thinking of a 20 gallon refugium would be big enough if I was going to use it to raise food for the horses. I’m a little confused on how all that is set up and will have to spend more time studying about them. (thank you for those links)

I like the idea about having two smaller heaters and will plan on putting them in my refugium. And thank you for the brand suggestions. All of the info. about who likes what has been a little confusing.

I will also be sure to be back about plants too. I was wondering what would be good, but it will be a little while before I’m ready to get any.

Thank you for telling me about the different kinds of starfish also. I was looking at the chocolate chip one, but will not be adding that one now for sure. I’m sure that I will like one of your suggestions.I was looking at a Sand Sifting Starfish (Astropecten polyacanthus) do you know if that is an o.k. one?

Off to do some more reading. I have already started to fill up a notebook on things that I have found useful. lol

Post edited by: suddenlyaddicted, at: 2007/07/03 03:29

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