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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a 20 g aquarium, I am interested in turning into a saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image aquarium, is there a saltautolinker.com autolinking image mix I have to get for the water?

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Re: New to this

Any marine saltautolinker.com autolinking image mix will do. But most use Instant Ocean, one the best beginner and advanced salts out there.

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Isrolina, I would wait till you get a good grip on freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image first. Salt Water can be expensive with mistakes and a 20 gal salt isn't anywhere near forgiving as freshautolinker.com autolinking image.

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Isrolina, I would wait till you get a good grip on freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image first. Salt Water can be expensive with mistakes and a 20 gal salt isn't anywhere near forgiving as freshautolinker.com autolinking image.
Precisely, what I was going to do is put the salt mix in, wait 5-7 weeks until bacteria grows and new tank syndrome quits, and everything will be ready when I am. Good idea, non?

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#1-Dry Rock, there are a few hitchhikers on Live Rock that people want to stay away from, so they opt for using Dry Rock, or Dead Rock. Macro Rock is a good place to start looking for that. Either way you go you will need a minimum of 1lb per gallon.

#2-Replacement filter media like filter floss and activated carbon (if you get a filter) Which is really not necessary.

#3-Multiple Power heads (2 or 3) 10x your water volume for just a Fish Only With Live Rock, and at least 20x your water volume for a Reef Tank. So lets say your going reef, and you have a 100g tank, you would need flow in that tank at minimum of 2000gph, or 2 1000gph power heads.

#4-Protein Skimmer, rated at 2 times your water volume. Unless your tank is under 30g, in which case you can do 10% water changes a week to rid the system of detrius. But, you'll have to watch the water parameters close, if things go haywire, you'll have to do more water changes.

#5-Saltwater Test Kits. Reef Test Kit. Test for Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates, PH, Phosphates, Calcium, ALK and Magnesium.

#6-Saltwater fish food. Mysis Shrimp, Squid, Cyclopease, Algae Sheets, Romaine . Flake food is not really a good food to feed your marine fish.

#7-Aquarium vacuum. This one is iffy. Most don't use one, if you have enough flow in the tank you won’t need one

#8-Rubber kitchen gloves

#9-Fish net

#10-Two, clean, never used before, 5-gallon buckets

#11-Aquarium thermometer, digital being the best.

#12-Brush with plastic bristles (old tooth brush) - needed for cleaning the live rock if you don't get Fully Cured Live Rock.

#13-Power Strip, possibly GFCI outlets by the tank.

#14-Optional but definitely recommend getting a Reverse Osmosis or RO/Deionization filter for the make-up water, and a barrel for storing the water.

#15-Possibly a Quarantine Tank for your new fish. They sit in here for a few weeks to kill off parasites and bacteria, to keep it from getting in your main tank

#16-Heater rated for your size tank.

#17-Saltwater Mix. Marine Salt. Instant Ocean is the cheap Salt that beginners and Advanced use alike.

#18-Saltwater Hydrometer or even better a Refractometer, which is more accurate. There is also a Digital Meter that is way advanced if you have the cash.

#19-Aquarium filter (not absolutely necessary if running with adequate amounts of live rock, but nice to have if you need to use a mechanical filter or activated carbon, or GFO and such)

#20-Aquarium substrate such as live sand or crushed coral. Some go bare Bottom, others choose the 2-3" bottom, others, more advanced will try the Deep Sand Bed, which is over 6" deep.

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i like that..the new tank syndrome..
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i like that..the new tank syndrome..
It's what they call a new tank, with new water.

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It's what they call a new tank, with new water.
yes i never knew the exact term to coin it..thanks
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