03-19-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SEAWEED54
you know after reading this tread I'm a bit confused
I have a brackish setup for over 25 years ,
When it was set up all I used was crushed coral substraight
and a few corals and a chunk of rock from the beach , adding in just a small hand full of aquarium salt every so often after water changes , because the coral does the rest , the tank never was cycled other than the 3 days before I added my first fish , I never had 1 fish die until about 10 years later , never had 1 issue with nitrate ,ammonia or ph problems
From your description of the whole thing.....You got lucky. Brackish water is between 1.005-1.010. Its not a guessing game. Also, what do you think cycled your water for yoiu so fast?? All the biologicals in the dead coral, and rock yoiu added. And when you say corla does the rest, what does that mean?? The rock is the biological filter in that tank, althoguh the coral will grow some, not nearly what the rocks account for.