Originally Posted by iDreamInSaltwater
uhh, mollies? they aren't a full marine fish unless you acclimated them, and since its your first tank im not quite sure you did it over time, did you cycle the tank?
i just started the tank yesterday but i was told with the live rock and the bio active live aragonite that the tank should cycle rather quickly.
i dont plan on keeping them full time, i am aware they are brackish fish so i asked about them at my LFS
and they said it would be ok.
Originally Posted by abdhalim
how did u cycle the tank....its seems like u hve reading in nitrates but dont u tested for ammonia...??? u must cycle the tank before put in any live stock....and if u affordable to have HOB
filter, its might be better for oxygen cycle rather than air stone....anyway just my 2cent....
i have the test stripes and a dropper tester kit, the dropper tester has the ammonia test but says for freshwater at the top of the card. can i still use this for saltwater? i wanted to get a small bio load to help the cycle, is this not good? can you reword your sentence about the HOB
filter? i dont quite understand what you mean.
Originally Posted by mr_X
some stores actually sell converted mollies. i'm not sure that's the case here though.
at first glance i'd say:
get rid of the airstone, stop using "calcium booster", ditch the bio cube protein skimmer, keep the 2 HOB
filters but get rid of the dirty pads and put in new ones, and explain what "medium live rock" means.
you'll have to decide what you want to do with this tank- what will you keep in it? this must be decided before you do anything else, because your answer will direct you on how to set up this tank properly.
this is in addition to the basics of starting up an aquarium of course.
i got the bio cude protein skimmer from a friend for a good price, which is why i went with it. what is so bad about it? doesnt it perform the same function?
ill pick up new pads tomorrow. im not doubting what your telling, but what is wrong with the old ones? ( just so i can learn and understand it)
why is the air stone bad?
well its a live rock, medium is just the size reference from the store. my apologies for not clarifying.
i would perfer FOWLR