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    I am new ,too. I don't have a tank but I am actively looking and kind find one so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susimegan1 View Post
    Doese it count towards how many fish you can have if you get crabs and snails etc?

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    that's a good question but I have not heard of such.

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    It takes a while for a marine tank to stabilize. I used to add black mollies to the tanks in the beginning. They can tolerate full strength sea water. I agree with the advice - no food, snails die. If your lighting is correct and you make frequent water changes along with the proper cleanup crew of fish and invertebrates, the algae will subside and will be insignificant over time.

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    What testing kits should I get first? whats the most important? For right now I have ro/di water with the right salinity with live sand and live rock. But again for the initial part, what should I be testing for?

    Red Sea has a kit for ammonia, Ph, Nitrate, nitrite, and alkalinity. Is there something additional I need to that?

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    Those are the vital ones. API makes a master test kit that comes with all those at a reasonable price. Once you get into corals you will want to test for calcium, magnesium, dkh, and phosphate. Red Sea is a pretty good brand IMHO.

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