Nart's Budget Nano Saltwater Guide For Beginners - Page 4

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Lunnietic Exactly. No clowns need anemones. Most clowns nowadays that are sold in stores are captive bred in bare-bottom tanks with no anemones in it. So most haven't even seen anemones. However, just because they haven't seen anemones doesn't mean they will not take to an anemone. Some clown species have it in their instinct, to naturally know how to go into an anemone. I will say though, seeing that clown and anemone symbiotic relationship is beyond neat, especially if you're ready to take on an anemone.
Clowns really don't ask for much though, and with time they bond and get used to you. So much so that when I have my hands working in the tank it doesn't even phase them and will readily eat from your fingers.
 
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Marco Rodriguez said:
For the RO/DI system. Do you just put your tap into it? And the system clears out TDS for you? I’m confused as to how they work
Exactly. Your waterline feeds into this RODI unit. The end result, after going through all the filters should give you pure H2O free of any total dissolved solids.
 

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I am not so sure about the whole reef think. I am definitely on a budget. About how much would everything cost?
 

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aquanerd13 said:
I am not so sure about the whole reef think. I am definitely on a budget. About how much would everything cost?
Depending on size, it can certainly be affordable. Will it be free? Nope. But depending what kind of tank you want (FOWLR or Reef) cost can vary greatly.
Patience and labor are also worth quite a bit in this hobby. A lot of expensive equipment really only exists to lower maintenance efforts.
 

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What is the best beginner size for a reef talk? On average, how much would that size cost for a reef tank?
 

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aquanerd13 said:
What is the best beginner size for a reef talk? On average, how much would that size cost for a reef tank?
If your interested I would start a thread, you'll get more responses and even if you decide not to we can get a lot more in depth about what would need to happen. Its not easy to pin down an exact price, as a lot of times you can get less equipment by doing more maintnence.
 

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I will be reading back through this thread again soon with hopes to have my plans lined out by Christmas time. My hopes are to start buying the big stuff as Christmas presents from my husband to me, lol. Lots of research left to do, but I will start a thread soon to begin that journey.

This thread will be the best starting point!!
 

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Such a great article! Starting a Saltwater aquarium is just on the fringes of my brain right now. I've been devouring you tube videos, most of which were unhelpful. I should have known to come here first. Thanks! I believe in myself a little more now. :)
 

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