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First time BW tank

Ok, I'm setting up a brackishwater tank for my dragonfish goby. I know he needs to get acclimated (I'm also moving my molly, 3 platties, two guppies & my bumblebee puffer in with him) so I'm moving the fish then adding the salt water over time until we get to the level we need (I think I read 1.06?). My question is, what is the best kind of filter for a bw tank. Also, how do I test the water? Do I use the autolinking image or the autolinking image guide? The tank was set up for my Thia Devil Crab, but he passed away. The tank was cycled, but I added more sand for the goby so I'm assuming it needs a little more cycling?
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Re: First time BW tank

The test for salt and autolinking image are the same with only a slight color difference on the cards so I don't think it will make a huge difference which way you look at it.If you have both cards then you could geusstimate what the middle looks like?
I think you are looking for 1.009-1.011?
I don't think it will be really beneficial to add salt too slow as the bacteria for fresh and brackish are completely different so what ever you are switching to from one of the others you will be cycling from scratch anyways.A autolinking image tank will not be cycled once you add salt.
as for filters whatever you are comfortable with.Probly if you have an existing filter that worked it will be fine.
since the tank needs to cycle and the platies and guppies don't really need salt I would not add them until after the tank cycles if at all.

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