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Starting A Brackish Tank - Help?
Old 08-12-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Starting A Brackish Tank - Help?

Hello everyone, I recently acquired a 10 gallon aquarium from a friend and decided that I am finally going to attempt a brackish tank. I think it may be helpful if I ever decide to venture into salt water.

Anyway, I have a filter, heater, and of course the tank. I have seen dozens of Brackish tanks that have sand as the substrate but I heard sand is not required, is this true?

As far as cycling goes, do I get the salinity to the required level before I start the fishless cycle? Actually, does the typical fishless cycle work with brackish tanks? (add ammonia, wait, ect.)

Is there anything else I need?

Any help at all is greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
 
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I've been researching brackish tanks as well.Here's a link that I found http://badmanstropicalfish.com/brackish/brackish.html.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
 
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On the cycling-yes get the salinity set from the start then cycle as normal.
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