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trreherd 02-10-2007 05:36 PM

general saltwater information
 
Ok so i recieved the ''big shippment'' today with all my goodys. So i should be geting my rock soom and i need to know some important stuff. Whats the best temperature? Whats the best specific gravity?
So the skimmer i purchase is not fitting in my sump. I can not get the pump and the skimmer in there so im not going to use it(when i feel like it ill try to get it to fit again) so that meens i am no longer using the berlin method. So i feel i do not have enuff bio in my lr, should i hang a powerfilter on the sump filled with bioballs?



Im sorta pissed because the fish i realy wanted to buy off live aquaria has just been sold, the african velvet fish. But this was the second one i saw this week so mabey its the time of year for them. Does anyone know were i can get one? Other common names are coral croucher,coral gumdrop gobby.

caferacermike 02-11-2007 02:28 AM

Temp 74-80 but try not to let it very from whatever you set it at.

PH 8.3

Salinity varies to type of tank, 1.021-026. 26 being for heavy coral or full on reef tanks.

Brandon 02-11-2007 10:01 AM

Try and get lr bits to fill the filter with cause i've heard nothing but bad things about bio balls. Yay now we can see some pics?

caferacermike 02-11-2007 11:36 AM

Start running the tank without a skimmer. Do 2g water changes twice a week instead. Stock very lightly and far bewteen. Add a fish, track the paramters for a month, if nothign swings you could maybe add another. Personally I'd pick your absolute favorite 3, 3" or smaller fish.


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