A bunch of my friends have switched over to saltwater tanks in the past year. And everyone of them has said that they wished that they had done it sooner. After the initial 3 month set-up time, they say that they are just as easy to care for as freshwater tanks- and they have less problems with sickness and algae.
What are your experiences?
I’m thinking about buying a ‘desktop’ saltwater tank- 10 gallons or so, self-contained with the skimmer and filters, media, etc. You can see one here.
I want a chunk of live rock, one anemone and 2 clown fish, plus maybe a cleaner shrimp. A simple system that won’t need too much fiddling with, hopefully. I live in Prague, CZ and there are only 2 stores that do saltwater. I’m worried because I don’t have a car, the stores are across town, etc. I’ll probably be getting my water in 1 liter bottles from the paint store on the corner that sells distilled water for irons. No 5 gallon jugs of RO here, boy…
I currently have a 30-gallon freshwater with a mated pair of Angels and a few other fish that I’m thinking of giving away so I can raise baby angels.