07-23-2011, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jeppun21
So two days ago i started setting up my salt water 14 biocube... So right now i have my tank with white sand and water.. Im just trying to get my salinity level right for right now... Im Instant ocean as my salt mixture.. So far i've been steadly going up in my salinityto try to get it to the correct level of around 1.019 - 1.022.. So far my salinity level is 1.010 and its steadly going up.. Equipment i have for my tank are a 50 watt aqueon heater, old school thermometer, biocube protien skimmer, and arcylic magnet algea cleaner.. Was wondering do u guys have any pointers for me since i am new to salt water aquariums... From what i read.. after i get the salinity of my tank all situated and my ph, nitrate nitrite and ammonia levels are ok.. then i should add my live rock and my official cycling of my tank begins right?
Get your Salinity down right away, no reason to raise it alittle at a time, you have nothing to harm if its brand new. Throw your rock in as soon as you get the salinity to 1.025( reef levels ) and let the Live Rock cycle your tank for you. Do you have any powerheads? Pumps to push the water around in the tank.