12-24-2006, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by caferacermike
BTW, yes this is all expensive but well worth it.
Just take it slow and build it as you can. The best piece of equipment you can have as a salt enthusiast is a tool that we all should have, patience.
You can just as easily get the tank, substrate, a small power head, and some salt mix and get started. Set it up and let it circulate until you can start buying some liverock.You could spend 2 months like that if you have the patience. Your tank will cycle on it's own and you will have less troubles.
BTW, did anyone at Petco tell you that you will need to wait a month before adding fish anyways?
You both have been extremely helpful, I appreciate it. I want to do this right.
He said the least I could wait is 4 days, but around a week is best. I didn't know it should be a month.
I saw on another site that it is wise to do a 30% water change once a month. Is that true? I saw that on a link I found while looking into that aragonite. Also, is the aragonite the live rock that I need? If not, what is live rock, does it go on the bottom of the tank like the aragonite?
Thanks for taking the time.