09-30-2007, 12:14 AM
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frist saltwater tank help please
My son and I are setting up a 40 gal hex tank for saltwater. Right now we have had the tank running for about 4 weeks water and salt only. 2 weeks ago we put in 35 lbs live sand. Today we put in an 8.4 lb pc of live rock (will get more over the next few weeks plus another 20 lb bag of live sand) 2 snails and 2 hermit crabs. Water is around 1.022 to 1.023 this is checked everyday. I dont have a test kit as of now. We have 1 old 201 powerhead in the tank running. What else should we get or change. The tank is going to be FOWLR as of now. Down the road what kind of fish do you thank is best he likes the Gobies, Blennies, Jawfish, Shrimp, Firefish to name a few (he's 11 and his frist tank). What combo is good ? How many can we put in there? Maybe a few corals? We have a 120 gal fw tank now so i have some extra stuff to use if need be i will make a list later and post. Thanks for any help you can give.