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Thread: new to salt

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    hi all
    plese forgive if this post is in the wrong place I have successfully raised freshwater for a few years now so a friend of mine talked me into a salt tank. I have been collecting what I am gonna need to do this so heres what I have so far
    80gl tank
    4 bags of crushed coral for substrate
    a large hob filter
    a heater
    now my friend says i need a protein skimmer
    and build a sump system
    I have looked on ebay and have found several skimmers but I dont know what to get please keep in mind I sm on a budget
    thsnk you
    60 gal with 2 tiger oscars
    29 gal with 4 hermit crabs

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    Hello! I know nothing about saltwalter, but if you PM Cliff he could move this thread down to the saltwater section so more saltwater guys see it. You are off to a good start it seems. I wish you the best of luck.
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    I could make you a few recommendations, but first you need to determine if you want a sump or not. You actually do not need a sump, but it can make things a little easier and make things look a lot more natural (no visible equipment in the maintank).

    Also, a little more info on what you are wanting this set-up to be would help. Info like, the size of your tank, what you are planning for biological filtration, if it will be a reef or FOWLR, and if reef what type of corals are you most interested in.

    The below link can also help

    I have also moved your thread to the correct section of the forum
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    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I would add some circulation pumps/powerheads to that list. 2 good ones should suffice. koralias are fairly cheap and work good. you're also gonna need some base rock.
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