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  1. Kahuna212

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    Hi, i am andre from windhoek namibia, i want to start up a new salt water aquarium, i have a 50l tank a filter i read on the internet that you require live water and live rocks whare do you get this? All assistance will be appreciated on this. I do have 2 fresh water tanks that have been running for 4 months now so i know the basics about filtering but does this apply to salt water?

    Hope to year from someone in this regard
     
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    Basically, what you know about freshwater tanks, do not apply to marines. Game is completely different.

    50L for a beginner without sump will be difficult. Stability issues. Unless you know how to maintain the main parameters, I would strongly suggest going for a bigger setup, including a sump area.

    Read around here on MASA what you need to be able to maintain a marine system. I started on a 90L system, with 60L sump.
     
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    Thank you, is it really neccessary for a sump? Would it be best to start with a larger tank and what size will be the best to start with? I do have a 150l tankthat i can use and will i need a sump on this?
     
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    long story short, No you do not "Need" a sump. That being said there are advantages of having a Sump. Larger water volume, Most equipment hidden undet the tank... etc. You need to figure out what will work best in your situation.
     
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