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Marine Plants

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquascapes' started by nick.scott, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. nick.scott

    nick.scott Aspiring Aquascaper

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    http://marineplantbook.com/

    Lists different types of marine plants, macro algaes, mangroves, tips for growing, and even aquascaping!

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nick

    It was not that far back if you could grow a bit of greenery in Tropical SW tank in Aust it was an achievement.

    Thank you for that Nick

    Keith:):)
     
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  3. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I think I'll sticky this. A very helpful link for anyone looking to dig into this....like me :D

    I'm fighting the bug...but it seems like a fight I can't win...
     
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  4. nick.scott

    nick.scott Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I think we're fighting the same bug... I got a new job as a service tech and I can bring home 5gallon jugs of fresh or saltwater ro/di. And I have an empty 10gallon tank... It doesn't really seem that difficult. Just a new challenge.
     
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  5. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Nick, Always liked SW but its the cost that puts me off :eek: If something go's wrong It could cost A fortune if you lose the lot :cry:
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I was the same it was the cost I had done a SW many years previously but it was extremely basic compared to today

    SW not a problem a 5min drive to good clean SW (it was collected and sold by the LFS) across the road from where it was collected.

    Keith:):)
     
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  7. Toothloose

    Toothloose Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I think the costs for a salt water tank kinda are the same of a decent planted tank. You can spend as much as you want in a hobby.
    I bought my 130 litre tank second hand for about 120 euros, the only thing I spent most money on are the fishes in my tank.
    If you compare the total amount of money I spent on my 60 liter planted nano tank fully equipped with CO2 to the reef tank I have it doesn't make that much difference. especially with the new shrimps I bought for the 60 liter nano.
    Off course if you want some corals or fish that have some special demands your price will go up again.
    Unfortunately salt water plants are impossible to keep in my tank because all my fishes eat them :)
    Oh yes and off course I have to spend about 7 euros each week to buy 20 litres of salt water for water changes.

    Grts, Toothloose
     
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  8. Toothloose

    Toothloose Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Oh yeah and thanks for the awesome link :)
     
  9. CatfishSoupFTW

    CatfishSoupFTW Aspiring Aquascaper

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    im actually making a move to the SW world... caught the bug haha. and on cost wise, im going used set ups. its amazing what people sell. I have seen full 150 gallon set ups for 1200 or so. its bananas.
     

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