My story: I hope many people read this bulletin help me out because I am looking into going into this hobby for not only the reason of enjoyment but as of now I am pursuing a career in the marine biology field, perhaps being lucky enough to land a job at seaworld.
I am 18 years old and a freshman at a local college. I have worked at a local grocery store for going on 3 years now and still only make 7.10 per hour. My budget is low but I am perhaps one of the smartest people in putting my money wisely where it needs to go. Right now i own and maintain a 1969 mustang in which is expensive now but i understand its worth later down the road. I am currently putting more money in the bank than i am spending and i know where i can eat for free if that goes to show you how cheap i am haha.
I have come to understand that time is certianly one of the most important factors related to this hobby. I have been researching this topic for around 6 months now. ( I was bedridden for a while as i tore my acl on halloween) I have learned that this could topple my budget leading to around 1,000 for the setup and that a slightly larger tank is better off to maintain the chemical levels... baffling me. I have considered one no smaller than 29 but no larger than 75 gallons.
If anyone has any advice on hardware needed, companies to shop from, websites and personal experienc of all you junkies out there. I thank you guys for whoever read this far for reading my story about all of this and any comment you have is appreciated.
Startingin Salt Aquariums- beginner help
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