Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 08-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Ro water is all I've used
__________________

__________________
Erikmichael23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Cardinal3420's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 268
Ok cool very good.
__________________

__________________
Cardinal3420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Here is a very good link about cycling your tank. It describes using a dead shrimp to get ammonia but I used pure janitorial strength ammonia instead.

You want to build up a nice colony of bacteria which is what fish in cycling does but risks the fishes life.

Cycle your salt tank
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 06:55 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Should I take the carbon out of the filter?
__________________
Erikmichael23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 07:05 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
No need to, somepeople do some dont'. Anything that comes in contact with the water will have the bacteria adhere to it. The trick is to use your filter media until it is literally falling apart and not to replace it all at once when you do have to replace some.

personally I run carbon in all my tanks except for my 125g reef. i havent antied up for a carbon reactor yet and don't feel throwing a bag in the sump will do a good enough job.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
beginner

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help out a beginner please! (suds problem) Razzo General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 08-18-2011 10:18 PM
Beginner Coral ddek1 Nano Reefs 4 08-02-2011 08:59 AM
Live Plant Beginner TheMurrays Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 34 08-01-2011 02:34 PM
Beginner to cichlids Orifii Cichlid Discussion 10 07-26-2011 02:22 PM
beginner corals... e_murray Saltwater Reef Aquaria 14 07-11-2011 05:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.


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