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Old 03-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Greetings Aquarium lovers from Sunny England (Manchester)

Hi All,

I'd just like to introduce myself im Sean from Manchester UK. I've Kept a fresh water tank for a few year so deceided to up my game to a more challenging Salt water tank which is 23 Gallons / 50 litres. The set up for the tank is mixed live sand with a external fluval 106 filter / heater etc! Bought some RO/DI water from local pet shop today & everything is running smoothly so far!

Few questions to all you seasoned pro's out there!!:

1/ How long until I can add live rock & they ultimatley when to start adding snails etc?

2/ Do you think I need a skimmer

3/ Should the inlet from the pump be fully submersed or making bubbles at the surface? should I buy a air stone or power head?

Thanks in advance

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I moved this to the SW getting started forum. Your questions will get more looks there.



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Add all the rocks and cycle the tank if you dont already have fish. If you have fish, then cycle the rocks in another vessel, such as a trashcan or spare tank.

You dont need a skimmer as long as you are doing weekly water changes.

If you are not getting enough surface agitation, then add a powerhead and aim at te surface. What inlet pump are you talking about? Im thinking you are talking about the outlet of the canister.
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