I'll try to make this short. I do have experience with freshwater tanks, I raised discus for a few years, but I have never done saltwater. I was on Freecycle today and someone had a 40 gal sw
tank for free with stand. Expecting to get there to a dry aquarium, much to my surprise I get there and it's full and even has a couple of live corals in it. Let's just say I wasn't prepared for a live tank. I haven't done ANY research yet and don't know a thing about saltwater.
The guy was very nice, said he didn't want to empty it so whoever got it wouldn't have to cycle the water. He had a 20 gal
container with salt mixed in at the right proportions so when I got home I could refill it. We drained about half the water, I got it home and running.
So now what? LOL I am completely not prepared for this. Can anyone give me some advice on where to go for some emergency preparedness info? This guy gave me EVERYTHING I could imagine to need. The Marine Lab test kit, enough salt for 200 gals, medicines, fish food, cleaning equipment, sand, etc etc, stuff I don't even know what it is.
It is an acrylic 40 gal
. There seems to be three different types of lights in the hood ( he even gave me extra bulbs, two differen types of halides).
Any info would be appreciated! Thanks much!