|M.Tank. At its best in 2011|
While not hard to keep if you do regular maintenance I decided the tropical fish keeping is better for me.
The marine tank gave me access to a big variety of colorful fish and reef life and I have loved every minet of it but the cost is so much more expensive,what with needing a cooler, Skimmers and special lighting for the corals.
My tropical on the other hand requires just lights and filtration system. And I can get colorful fish also.
Would I recommend to other's the keeping of marine fish. My answer is a big Yes.
Ok the process has been hard work, cleaning the equipment to rid of salt content is so hard as it adhears to the equipment and hard to remove.
I gave the corals and fish to friend who is so happy.
Well back to the hard work of cleaning the filtration systems.
And preparing the tropical tank setup.
|Start of Marine reef tank - Live rocks in place|
|Reef tank with some coral added|
|one of the tropical tanks with chiclids|
One point I would like to make is if i had to do it all again then would recommend not to buy the metal tank holders, the salt attacks the metal plus its a good conductor of electricity and many a time i got shocks from touching these frames. also look at bottom photo you can see how rusty it becomes, and trust me it get very messy once the rust starts.
|filter tray cleaned|
|filter media to go into new tropical tank - bio , algae, and Carbon bags|
|Salt Tank empty and drying out|