11-16-2011, 08:52 PM
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My bad.....Unable to Delete Link. Anyone care to lend a hand to above link I should not have posted? What do I need to start a saltwater aquarium?
- Aquarium substrate such as live sand or crushed coral
- Live Rock at least 1lb per gallon of water.
- Saltwater Mix
- Saltwater refractometer
- Aquarium filter (not absolutely necessary if running with adequate amounts of live rock, but nice to have if you need to use a mechanical filter or activated carbon, etc.)
- Replacement activated carbon (if you get a filter)
- Multiple Powerheads (2 or 3) for at least 10x water turn over.
- Heater - be sure to get one large enough for the size tank you're getting -
- Salt Water Test Kit to test water parameters and monitor the infamous aquarium nitrogen cycle
- Saltwater fish food
- Aquarium vacuum
- Fish net
- Rubber kitchen gloves
- Aquarium Glass Scrubber or DIY scraper
- Two, clean, never used before, 5-gallon buckets
- Aquarium thermometer
- Brush with plastic bristles (old tooth brush) - needed for cleaning the live rock
- Quarantine Tank for acclimating new arrivals and monitoring for signs of fish disease
- Power Strip
- Optional but definitely recommend getting a Reverse Osmosis or RO/Deionization filter for the make-up water.
Last edited by Reefing Madness; 11-16-2011 at 08:59 PM..