Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bionewb 29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20
New biocube 29

Just filled up my biocube. Should I wait for the sand to settle and the water to clear before I start the filters? Planning on adding biospira once it's clear and running. Quarantine tank next.
__________________

__________________
Bionewb 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Just leave it off, no sense of getting you new filters clogged with sand!
As for bio spira, you will need plenty of it and prime if you don't cycle your tank
__________________

__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bionewb 29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20
Once the sand settles if I add the bio spira will I be safe to add one fish without quarantine and inverts to help the process?
__________________
Bionewb 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Let your tank run for at least 2 weeks with adding bio spira and you should be ok
__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
If your inpatient,,, get a reef test kit and you'll know if you can add a fish or 2
__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bionewb 29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20
I read you need at least one fish to help the bio spira work. Should I just get a chromis and not quarantine it?
__________________
Bionewb 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bionewb 29 View Post
I read you need at least one fish to help the bio spira work. Should I just get a chromis and not quarantine it?
Try it out with 2, they are a nice addition to any aquarists tank, also very hardy, reef safe and peaceful "schooling fish", which I suggest 2.
__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bionewb 29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20
Or I could go with a couple clowns. Just want to get everything going as soon as possible. Will wait for dust to settle then ill add biospira and check parameters. Once those are good I'll add two fish, inverts, and a couple corals?
__________________
Bionewb 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bionewb 29 View Post
Or I could go with a couple clowns. Just want to get everything going as soon as possible. Will wait for dust to settle then ill add biospira and check parameters. Once those are good I'll add two fish, inverts, and a couple corals?
They are very hardy, if not more than a chromis but the chromis cost like $4-5 each and a clown around $10 and up
Waite on the corals
__________________
ivan_dalmatia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bionewb 29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 20
Is it ok that my tank is totally off? No heat or anything
__________________

__________________
Bionewb 29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.