The only thing SW enthusiansts agree on....

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I was hosting some reefers over today on my day off. A total of 4, seperately at different times.

    One of them, a semi nubie, stated,
    he heard or saw a quote that the only thing SW people agree on,

    is that a SW fish requires SW! Everything else is up to debate!
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    RoloSaez Millepora

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    LOL what other options are there. Freshwater or Pepper Water? very true statement.
     
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    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Fact is, SW aquarists in the early days had sorely misinformed LFS staff as their main guide. When that failed, they were left to their own intuition, which gave birth to many different routes to a successful tank. But beware, many LFS myths have developed into forum rumors.
     
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    Ha ha, that's true todd. I guess you can say that it's the secret to keeping saltwater fish.
     
  7. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    Nope, there are several saltwater fish that are quite happy swimming up freshwater rivers and staying there.

    Bull sharks, mangrove snapper, tarpon, and mullet, to name a few. 8)
     
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  9. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks all for the replies. Most of you got sarcasm/irony in the quote.
    I wasn't referring to the actual salt, brackish, no no.

    Most if not all of you got the jest of the statement.
    The reality is no one really agrees on anything is SW fish/reef keeping very often.
    They do agree on in general, SW fish kept in captivity need some degree of SW.
    Beyond that....
     
  10. zesty

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    Can I use mortons salt from the grocery store? ;D



    **Sarcasm was turned on for the fun of this thread; do NOT use anything but reef/marine salt for your reef/marine tanks
     
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  11. Todd_Sails

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    I'll bet it's been tried
     
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    I bet you're right...