I'm a new member and looking to start a marine tank. have tropical fish but know nothing about marine tanks so I need to learn in a hurry!! Then I need to find a tank that won't break my meagre bank account. Where do I start?
The best way to start off is by reading as much as you can about marines. There are numerous threads ans sticky's posted in the New Members and Beginner discussions forum, as dallas has already mentioned to you.
I would suggest you have a look at these threads. It will give you some good ideas and maybe also help you to decide how you want to proceed.
In terms of a tank , that would depend on what you are looking at keeping
Only fish , fish with corals etc.
In this hobby it pays to be very patient. Don't rush things as you will end up making a mess of it and this alone can be very demoralising.
Having said that though : This is probably the most rewarding hobby there is .
Welcome to MASA Cathryn.
Have a read through our Beginners threads. Lots of information for you to gather there. But at the same time, ask all your questions here, and our helpful reefers will take care of you.
Don't learn "in a hurry", take your time. Reefkeeping is al about patience - eg if you set up a new tank you have to let it run for 4 - 6 weeks before you can add fish or invertebrates. Only BAD THINGS happen "in a hurry" in marine tanks.
Welscome to masa, quite honestly this is the best place to start
the best advice to someone just starting out is to plan, share youre thougfhts with us and let us help you, as a group we are all passionate about marines and love to see new people start out, so ask questions....especially about the price of things and let us guide your through it. in no time at all you will be flying