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Old 07-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #41
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Definately use RO, if you do everything else perfect and skimp on the RO water, basically your tank is buggered without using it. I've never used ammonia from a bottle, does it really make a difference?
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:33 AM   #42
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I am really starting to rethink this saltwater thing cause the more I read on it and the more I hear from you guys on here the more annoyed I am becoming with it all.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:40 AM   #43
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Even if you go sweetwater you need to cycle your tank for the health of your fishy friends. Taking the time to set your tank up right will save a lot of work in the end.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #44
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I am really starting to rethink this saltwater thing cause the more I read on it and the more I hear from you guys on here the more annoyed I am becoming with it all.
Without being offensive but if this is how you're feeling now, maybe you should have looked into saltwater more before throwing saltwater into your tank and thinking that's it?

There's really nothing to be annoyed at and if you are, maybe you did make the wrong decision and should have just stayed with freshwater.

On the good side - you're half way there, just cycle your tank and you can start enjoying it, adding more rock, adding fish etc...

You should definitely use a RO/DI filter though, save algae blooms and such.

What L/H is your power head rated for? You need something like 10x your tank capacity in circulation, not necessarily just from the power head but from other sources too.

Do you have a skimmer running?

Have you looked into setting up a SUMP?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #45
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I am really starting to rethink this saltwater thing cause the more I read on it and the more I hear from you guys on here the more annoyed I am becoming with it all.
Hi tough cookie,
you are doing great so far, all you are feeling is normal. I started my tank in Jan 2011 and i been though it, but once done you'll be that much happy. only wish i had all these great people to help me then.

for starters try stabilizing your parameters. plz list all your hardware(filter, skimmer, powerheads etc,) on your tank under My Tanks in profile. its easy to reference back to know what you have.

Picture speaks 1000 words, try posting some.

Just hang in there you are doing great so far.
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Red face It's all cool :)

I am not as frustrated as it might have sounded just a little disappointed in myself. I have everything at the right levels and doing good and holding strong. I am just taking one day at a time and patiently waiting with just seashells, sand, and live rocks in there. along with one large snail.
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Read through the cycle your salt tank article and youll have it in no time.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:33 AM   #48
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So have your tank cycled yet?? Have u added live sand?
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Yeah don't bother with live sand at all, waste of money.
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