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 02-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Southpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 162
First Saltwarer Tank! BioCube 29

Hey everyone, so I am finally ready to cross the line into marine. I am going with the 29 biocube due to available space. I have surfed the web and just get overloaded with differing opinions on getting started in salt. Are modifications necessary to this tank? If so which ones? And what type of maintenance will I be looking at besides water changes? What else will I have to purchase besides the tank, live rock and sand?

Thanks everyone!
__________________

__________________
Southpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Welcome! I would invest in a saltwater text kit and a refractometer for measuring salinity. I am not familiar with this tank but I assume it comes with lights etc? Where do you get your water from? The quality of your water is the most important thing do loads of research and ask loads of questions!
__________________

__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Liberty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tampa
Posts: 210
RO/DI unit. The LFS only sell RO water, if you start with pure good water, you shouldn't have algae later. IMO
__________________
Liberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Southpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 162
Alright so it's been a couple weeks. Can someone shed some light on my biocubes water parameters:

Ph: 8.2
Nitrite: 0
Ammonia: .25
NitrAte: ~15
__________________
Southpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Southpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 162
Ammonia has already spiked, and so have the nitrites. Are these water signs for a water change? I was told not to do pwc during the cycle.
__________________
Southpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bio, biocube, cube, salt, tan, tank

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 01:28 PM.


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