I am in Australia and have just bought a 4ftx2ftx2ft fish tank :D .
It was an expensive custom built 12mm thick marine tank with all the bells and whistles it has the actitic blue lights and halogens the turning filter in a 2 ft glass tank underneath in the stained glass door cabinet.
The fellow told me it was fine to go back to freshwater tropical - he took out the live rock for me saying this would ruin my PH he seemed very knowledgeable, but what do I have to do now
We brought it home and put it together and my husband filled it up with the hose (the water did not smell chloriney).
I have not washed the sand on the filter out as the fellow told me it was important not to but surely this means the water is going to be brackish - should I do lots of water changes - if so should I use aged water?
We would like to buy fish that are hardy but colourful. When can we buy them should I buy them to assist cycle - the tank is huge compared to what I have had before I am a little daunted?
Could someone give me or direct me to a list of steps (sort of like a recipe!!!!!) on this site that I can follow on how to change my marine tank at the point I am at now to a tropical tank.
I have had a tropical tank in the past and enjoyed it immensely for many years, my husband wants to go Marine but serously we dont have the capability of looking after marine and we live in the country and cannot really access lots of stock of Marine anyway.