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Old 01-27-2014, 10:53 PM   #11
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Since my tank was already set up as a freshwater and is still running, could I add salt and sand to it and fish at the same time?
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:54 PM   #12
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No it will need to cycle again with live rock. The bacteria for fw and sw are completely different
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O ok thank you
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:56 PM   #14
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No problem powerhead wise you want 20ish times turnover per hour
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no so the tank has to cycle before fish.... I would probably recommend re doing the water from your fresh water tank. so you get everything setup with LR and aragonite and filters etc and then play the waiting game and daily, 2nd day checking parameters for ammonia, nitrite and nitrates, you will see an ammonia spike happen, then itll change to nitrite then to nitrate. once nitrate has gone down to 0ish after all those other spikes then its ready for fish
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I would also suggest starting with new water. You want to start off on the right foot. Don't chance it, water changes are a must. Water quality is what you are working hard to maintain. Start with the right water, don't make it more difficult.

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:20 AM   #19
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I won't be setting it up for a few weeks though because I am going on vacation
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I would recommend getting light that will support coral! You may quickly find that coral is a real fun part of saltwater ! Would be a shame to spend money then spend more on a new fixture
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