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xXRobertXx 10-01-2006 09:58 PM

new tank
 
i have a 20 gallon tank i have put sand on the bottom and put salt in (intant ocean) i brought a hydrometre and a filter and a bubbley thing.

what do i need now?
do i need live rock?

Lupin 10-01-2006 10:15 PM

Hi and welcome aboard Robert,
A 20 gallons would certainly limit your choices. Live rocks will do the cycling for you.
Salinity for marine is usually 1.025. Hydrometers will measure that.

I'm guessing the bubbly thing is an airpump which is not necessary if your filter makes turbulent movements.
Other equipments to consider are sump(not necessary though), thermometer(to check temp), protein skimmer, etc.

This thread will surely help you for shopping list.:thumbsup:

SimplySplendid 10-01-2006 10:20 PM

Hello & welcome, Robert :D
Blue, we don't have a sticky on cycling saltwater tanks do we? Or is it basically the same as freshwater?
Saltwater isn't my specialty :P

Lupin 10-01-2006 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brie
Hello & welcome, Robert :D
Blue, we don't have a sticky on cycling saltwater tanks do we? Or is it basically the same as freshwater?
Saltwater isn't my specialty :P

They're still the same.:thumbsup:

xXRobertXx 10-01-2006 11:02 PM

thanks for the nice welcome i checked out that link thanks blue

xXRobertXx 10-03-2006 11:07 PM

im gonna get some live rock but im not sure how much to get or if im ment to get the man made stuff or the other one


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