Originally Posted by Saltwater beginner
o ya man its fine it does not sound like an attack at all i dont mind it and it is very helpful, i know i tend to have the personality to just go drive to my LFS and pick up stuff with out looking into it to much, but when u say slow, i dont 100% understand what "slow" means
to start, learning what is what. you have alot of reading ahead of you IMO if you wish to have success. this is a long term hobby over the span of years
i suggest reading about everything and anything saltwater related and then match up what seems logical as some knowledge (on any subject for that matter) is incorrect. there is so much to learn in this hobby its incredible (for myself included)
i guess a good place to start would be water chemistry. calcium, magnesium and alkalinity and even pH and salinity all effect water quality. Heres somewhere to start http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...t-water-19051/
but should not end here. Another article concerning sumps may be found here: http://www.fishforum.com/member-subm...g-sumps-15930/
a timer can be found at walmart or a hardware store. fish stores sell timers as well but they may be overpriced and there has also been issues with coralife timers as some have claimed them catching fire. IMO i would rather the security of going with a timer from a hardware store.