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The next essential item is salt. Most brackish hobbyists use a high-quality marine salt mix to best replicate biotopic water conditions. Aquarium salt is another option that has been reported with good success. Just avoid household table salt because of the excess silicates and iodide. Do not add salt directly to the aquarium. Always pre-dissolve it first to avoid burning and shocking your fish and plants. In terms of tank size, any aquarium will suffice, given that there are brackish fish suitable for everything from micro-cube tanks to 100-gallon tanks or larger. Regardless of tank size, you will need a good-quality heater to maintain the necessary warm temperatures that most brackish fish crave. Mechanical filtration via a power filter is good to circulate the warmth. Make sure there are biological and carbon components in your filter to compensate for the absence of vegetative filtration (more on this later). Never skimp on heaters or filters. If they fail, the results can be disastrous.
-I'm a little concerned about the of getting cichlids. I live in the Dallas,TX area, and there are several good commercial pet stores as well as dedicated fish places where I check out fish. I notice that juveniles are naturally on the cheaper side (4-8 dollars), but the larger ones and especially the unique colorful ones are quite expensive (upwards of 30-50 dollars), and often are mostly found online. Since I'm just starting a 100g tank with no fish yet, what do you recommend? I was thinking of getting a tank full of about 20 juveniles (thus using the 'crowding' principle) from the local pet store, since I hear juveniles are more tolerant of each other. Is it true that if I buy juveniles, it will be harder to tell the males from the females (I want to be careful which genders/ what ratio I want to buy)? Also, if I buy them online, it would be harder to return them or even sell them, right? Please let me know your experiences.
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