Hi guys I am new to saltwater tanks and need some help =) - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Hi guys I am new to saltwater tanks and need some help =)

Hi guys I am new to saltwater tanks and need some help =)

This is a discussion on Hi guys I am new to saltwater tanks and need some help =) within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> Dave as of yet we don't know how much flow (vurrent) your tank has, how much lighting and what spectrums, what your feeding schedule ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Fiji Blue Devil Damsel
Fiji Blue Devil Damsel
Naso Tang
Naso Tang
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Hi guys I am new to saltwater tanks and need some help =)
Old 01-28-2007, 10:36 AM   #11
 
caferacermike's Avatar
 
Dave as of yet we don't know how much flow (vurrent) your tank has, how much lighting and what spectrums, what your feeding schedule is. Those are all important questions before trying to decide what you are doing right or wrong and all advice would just be a guess.
caferacermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #12
 
Rogergolf66's Avatar
 
yes as far as corals go we need to knwo about your lighting a water flow. after that it is simply about keeping everything in your water as stable as you can. Your corals are a hardy type of coral but don't let that fool you corals are not as easy to maintain then just fish.

What is your lighting?
What are your water paramiters? (do you have water testing equipment)
What is the water temp how much does it change during the day?
How much water flow do you have?

Roger
Rogergolf66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 10:16 PM   #13
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogergolf66
What is your lighting?
What are your water paramiters? (do you have water testing equipment)
What is the water temp how much does it change during the day?
How much water flow do you have?

Roger
I just put in a aqua clear 402 powerhead in tonight. The flow is way better then before. The temp problem is fixed and stays at 78 to 79 degrees. I have a PH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate and Calcium. The only one I think we haven't done is Carbonate hardness, all the test came out fine. I don't know a lot about the lighting fixture but its called smatlight. I think it has 2 bulbs the tank is pretty bright when the light is on. Is there anything else you guys need? I did move a few rocks tonight to help with water flow. I almost think that my brother has tom much rock in there lol. I did put some janitors 4 crabs and 1 snail. I am just worried about the regular maintenance I need to do. Should I change out some of the water every few weeks? Also I am running out of room in the back of the tank. I want to add a skimmer but what about the cover? If I add a skimmer I will not have room for the top, I really don't now I have to modify the one I have now. Anyways you guys have been a huge help and I am really happy I was able to find this site :)
dave12678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 10:20 PM   #14
 
Matt's Avatar
 
I Think its an algea Bloom also. That Happened to me Before.
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 11:21 PM   #15
 
Rogergolf66's Avatar
 
WELL THAT IS GREAT NEWS. AS FAR AS HARDNESS I THINK THAT IS FRESHWATER TANKS ONLY. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN HAVE TO MUCH LIVE ROCK REMEMBER THE LIVE ROCK IS A LARGE PART OF YOUR FILTRATION SYSTEM. AS FAR AS REGULAR MAINT. YOU NEED TO PERFORM WATER CHANGES. THERE IS NO PERFECT FORMULA YOU NEED TO MONITOR YOU WATER QUALITY 10% A WEEK IS A GOOD BENCH MARK TO START. AS FAR AS A SKIMMER DO YOU MEAN A PROTEIN SKIMMER? THAT CAN GO IN THE SUMP IT DOESN'T HAVE TO HANG ON THE BACK OF THE TANK.

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING ELSE LET US KNOW THE GUYS HERE HAVE BEEN A BIG HELP TO ME TOO. THEY ARE GREAT!

HER IS HOW MUCH LIVE ROCK IS IN MY TANK

Rogergolf66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 08:42 AM   #16
 
Your tank is so nice. How long have you had it setup? I have been looking through some of the members tanks on the forum. I moved some rock before I out in the power head to try and open the front up more to get my tank to look more like everyone elses. I was talking about a protien skimmer and you think it will fit inside my filter? They hang on the inside of your tank right? In the pictures I see some look like they do others don't. I will take some new pics to show you guys what I have done so far.
dave12678 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 09:21 AM   #17
 
Rogergolf66's Avatar
 
tHE PROTEIN SKIMMER WON'T FIT IN YOUR FILTER BUT IT WILL FIT IN YOUR SUMP. THE HANG ON PROTEIN SKIMMERS CAN ALSO BE SET IN YOUR SUMP YOU DON'T HAVE TO HANG IT ON ANYTHING IT WILL SIT IN YOUR SUMP I WILL GO TANK A PIC FOR YOU SO YOU CAN SEE.

ROGER
Rogergolf66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #18
 
Roger what skimmer is that? looks to be doing a good job.
Dave when your bro was taking care of the tank were the corals thriving? Were they nice and colorful and puffed up?
trreherd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:17 PM   #19
 
Rogergolf66's Avatar
 
I don't remember what kind that is I just went to look for the box and I couldn't find it. It was a lower end one, but It has worked fine for me. I have a have a euro-reef on my other tank that one is Awsome!!! I would recomend that one to anyone. here is a pic of that one.

Roger
Rogergolf66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 01:44 PM   #20
 
You can have to much for the fact is that it eventually will fill up to the point of you wont have any more room. LOL But there is no basic pound per gallon as long as you dont go under the 1-1 1/2lbs/gal. But you will see many people who have a little bit, but if you asked they have other means of filtration on there tank.
usmc121581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brand new to saltwater tanks russprimm Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 08-30-2009 10:16 PM
Im starting 2 new saltwater tanks. EBounds Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 04-22-2008 12:28 PM
New to Saltwater tanks Follow It Home Saltwater Fish 13 03-24-2007 07:02 AM
1 of my old Saltwater Tanks Matt Saltwater Journals 9 02-26-2007 12:55 PM
Things You Need for Saltwater Tanks Lupin Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 0 09-17-2006 01:15 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.