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Tigerbarb
12-19-2007, 12:50 AM
How hard is it over all to keep a brackish aquarium? besides dealing with sea salt and hydrometers, how much different is it than owning a freshwater aquarium?

cocoa_pleco
12-19-2007, 12:51 AM
its not too hard, mostly the same decor etc.

if you want live plants you have to check if they can handle the salinity though

Tigerbarb
01-04-2008, 05:41 PM
I will stick to Fw for now.

sanddigger
01-06-2008, 01:15 AM
It's really not that hard. Just get a refractometer, (my choice over hydro), get the SG to .005-.0010 depending on what fish you choose. SG is at .005 1 cup salt per 5g. depending on the Marine salt you use. Please test, ...different brands, do make a difference.

I think it's easier, I just do the WC and have prepared water to put back in. And the plus is: even if there is a flex in the SG. BW fish don't care. It' a natural "thang". for them.

Hopefully Tigerbarb, you'll change your mind.

squirt_12
01-06-2008, 01:18 AM
wow...1 cup per 5g??? thats not a whole lot. lol. Keeping brackish is really easy. I just love my fiddler crab tank.

EDIT - i think that water sprite can tolerate salt but not 100% sure.

GermanMusician
01-15-2008, 04:55 AM
Wow, I just got fiddler crabs, too! It really doesn't seem all that difficult to me either. I just hope I can go out and buy marine salt soon! :-\

sanddigger
01-20-2008, 01:26 AM
wow...1 cup per 5g??? thats not a whole lot. lol. Keeping brackish is really easy. I just love my fiddler crab tank.

EDIT - i think that water sprite can tolerate salt but not 100% sure.

LOL, you really are a squirt!:ezpi_wink1:

Treerat
02-06-2008, 02:40 AM
Are you certain about the sea salt ratio? I have been told by many "experts" and read in other sites that BW is 1 TSP per 5g of water. Have I been mislead all this time?

cocoa_pleco
02-06-2008, 02:52 AM
lol, old thread

Treerat
02-06-2008, 08:52 PM
lol, old thread

... old, but still useful.