how would this do?
i am about to start up a 60 gallon marine setup, and i am shopping around for some live rock. Ive run across this website and i just wanted to share my ideas of the starting setup to see if it was good or not. I am brand new at saltwater and need constructive critism/advice.
since it is 60 gallons, i thought id get 90 pounds of this here:
and maybe fill in anouther 25 lbs of this:
would this be adequate? also i am still kinda confused on the curing process for a brand new tank, is it ok to jsut add sand, water, and all the live rock i have to the tank when i start it and just keep and eye of levels and when the levels are good then i can add fish right?
For salt content test (salinity test) try this 1.020 Ė 1.023 (within this range you will see fish swimming happily)
KH drop at least 8 drops before the next drop change from blue to orange
NO2 (0 is the best but after feeding normally it is 0.1)
Ammonia (0 is the best normally is 0)
When the fish are in, make sure you know which fish food will not rapidly raise nitrite and ammonia contents and off course your fish enjoy eating. I tried a lot form tetra marine to JBL pellet. Iím planning to try Ocean nutrition to find what my fish enjoy the most.
Equipment you must have before you put the fish into your tank.
1.Either Sumptank or Canister Filter (recommended Eheim, Hydor, Tetra)
2.Protein Skimmer (recommended Red Sea, Nirox (economical), Dymax)
3.JBL filtration product if you go for canister or sumptank.
4.Powerheads corals and fish enjoy these provide oxygen and nutrients & minerals for corals (Hydor Koralia, Seio)
5. Option chiller/heater for country with 2 season winter & summer, if you are planning to have corals you need to regulate the temperature with chillers in summer and heater during winter. For fish only, you don't need these.
Iím still improving on my nano tank, watch my tank below. My msn is firstname.lastname@example.org need any help msn me.
im looking for a FOWRL setup, i thought the metal halide lights only apply for reef setups? and what do you mean when u say "sump"? my tank has a pump and everything, all I need is the actual fiber filter itself so it has a filtering medium.
So I should slowly add the live rock to the brand new tank even tho there is no fish or other life in it yet? I am confused becuase ive read you can completly cure all your live rock in your tank as long as there is no fish or reef.
thanks for the help
your right on the live rock. that is alot of rock but it will help alot with your biological filtration. Buy all the rock, aquascape it using two part putty to make caves and overhangs, then add sand, then add saltwater.
it will cycle in 3-7 weeks and then be ready for the first fish
well the tank i have doesnt have a sump setup, but i do plan on getting a protein skimmer and a few powerheads. Thanks for the help i was getting confused on how to introduce the live rock to a brand new tank.
and as far as the lights..do i need to get white CF's or can i get blue for the effect and it still be ok?
and regular aragonite sand will be ok with all the live rock correct?
The sand should work.
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