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Old 07-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #41
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How well am I gonna do with the 8 65w power compacts I'm running
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #42
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So I'm starting my tank. I bought dead sand as well as live sand. I don't have a filter yet. But I do have power heads , they told me I could star my cycle with out filtration ( I'm getting my filter in like a week) I added all the dead sand can I add the live one as I cycle or do I wait til I have my filtration ? Thanks
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You don't filtration period as your rock is the biological filtration. The filter is just for mechanical and chemical filtration which isn't necessary, just helpful. You can easily have a happy health tank with just rock, sand and powerheads.
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Definitely put the sand in first then your mixed sw. Bc I made that mistake and my water was cloudy for a week
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And use a plate set on the sand to fill it without kicking it up, also if you use live sand make sure the water is premixed before adding it in. If its dry sand you could get away with mixing it in the tank.
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For lights you could check out the fixtures at fishneedit.com. Good price on fixtures.
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Thanks ,I added the sand , drinking water( with conditioner) a long with the salt water mix . Here's a picture.
Unbeknownst to that, One of my 4th and 5th grade teachers told me her husband has saltwater tanks , and that he would like to help me. I'm going over Monday .
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Here's a close up. Of cloudy water if anyone wants to see it lol.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #49
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Dude it's gonna take a week to clear up
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I did put the sand in first though
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