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Old 02-05-2015, 11:34 PM   #11
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With this kind of attitude I'm surprised anyone will help you. See my previous post. I started to help you... As hank said what kind of tank do you want? What is your aquarium experience? You'll need about 1 lb per gallon of rock (base or live rock) and aragonite based sand. You'll want to use rodi water for the tank or you can buy it from a lfs. I'd run a hob filter (aquaclear 50) with purigen and a phosphate removing media. You'll need powerheads and a refractometer to measure salinity as well as a test kit


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Instead of answering the question or ask questions about my questions they just go around the bush. But I really appreciate your feedback. I really don't know how to start this tank. It's a puzzle for me.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:33 AM   #15
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You don't understand what I am saying. Every time I post something it's always negative feedback.
Instead of answering the question or ask questions about my questions they just go around the bush. But I really appreciate your feedback. I really don't know how to start this tank. It's a puzzle for me.

I'm sorry for a couple reasons. Not that I supplied negative feedback, but that I corrected false information. I am sorry I tried to respond while on night rotation as a volunteer firefighter. It's usually a pretty quiet time but severe cold has played a major impact on tonight. I am sorry other people came first. I am sorry you feel people are beating around the bush here, but I can't say I've seen that on your other threads.

Edit : I agree with others that unless you have a direction, it's hard to offer any help.
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You don't understand what I am saying. Every time I post something it's always negative feedback.
Instead of answering the question or ask questions about my questions they just go around the bush. But I really appreciate your feedback. I really don't know how to start this tank. It's a puzzle for me.
I don't see negative feedback anywhere. Incorrect information was supplied and then corrected. Theres absolutely nothing negative about that. Its a learning process, thats how people grow as aquarists.

As to your original question,


1. 1lb or so of rock per gallon
2. Use a refractometer over a hydrometer
3. Use ro/di water (when I had a 20g I was using distilled)
4. Fishless cycling works the same way in salt as it does fresh
5. Refugiums are a godsend. I would highly suggest one. Just be sure to drill the tank rather than use a hob overflow
6. If you want a reef then don't use api test kits for calcium and alkalinity.
7. Also if you want a reef you need very powerful lights. Taotronics are a good brand and will run you $100 or so. Make sure it's dimmable .
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