Want to change from freshwater to marine

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    SEM1969

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    Hi everyone,
    I have had a freshwater tropical tank for ten years now, but keep finding myself drawn to the marine fish and set ups. I have an Aqua one 850 tank (165 litres) and am looking for any advice I can get about the possibility of converting it to a marine set up, ie what would I need to make the change, the pros and cons of getting second hand equipment or is new best, or is it best to start with everything new.
    Any advice would be gratefully received.
    Cheers
    Stephen
     
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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    Maybe you can explain to me the difference between marine and tropical? Is it basically the difference between a tank with coral and reef safe fish vs no coral and non-reef-safe fish like angels? Sorry I guess I'm confused as to what you are asking :-D
     
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    He wants to change from freshwater to salt.

    Most of the equipment and practices are different. I would read this article, it will go over most of what you need to know and you will see the differences and what you will need to convert.

    https://www.livingreefs.com/water-chemistry-t31270.html
     
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    Hi R3verb,
    yep Little_fish is right, I would like to change from freshwater to salt. I would like to know what equipment I would need to change from one to the other.
    Cheers
     
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    Cheers Little_fish
    Thanks for the info
     
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    Welcome to the site...
     
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    howdy and welcome to the site..:D
     
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