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 05-25-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TropicalDude23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 42
I Need Help !!!!! Begginer here!

My new 40 gallon tank has been set up, partially. The salinity is at 1.025 I have live sand set up on the bottom (black and white) . A heater, and not quite sure of the rest of the stuff but my buddy that is a manager at petland set it up for me. I was wondering how much live rock should I add, and what fish would be great for a nice reef tank! I have 2 clownfish, a puffer, and a golbi in mind. Also I need help w lights! I have no idea about them :/ All help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2182538457.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	119.3 KB
ID:	175965
__________________

__________________
TropicalDude23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
You need rock! And plenty of it! If you are aiming for a reef go for 40-60 pounds and do it now so you can start your cycle. Your stock list looks good but puffers are not reef safe (on paper) Looking good tho
__________________

__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Is there any filtration? Powerheads? I can't see any gear in there, even a heater? Lighting check out the taotronics dimmable LEDs on eBay
__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TropicalDude23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 42
it's all hidden here ill show you . and. I have a mini sump. And I'm getting 25lbs of live rock on Monday then some hermits and like 2 snails before. I add any fish ! and I need like a 36" light :/ so look those up on eBay?
__________________
TropicalDude23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
You need to cycle the tank before you put anything in it, after you add the rock drop a raw shrimp in there and let it rot (put it in pantyhose so its easy to get out) buy a saltwater test kit and test for amm, nitrite and nitrates. Make sure your Ph is in order. The cycle can take around 4 weeks (depending on live or base rock) the. You are ready for livestock!
__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TropicalDude23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 42
I did all those tests and everything was perfect!
__________________
TropicalDude23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TropicalDude23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 42
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3213858013.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	150.5 KB
ID:	175982



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3308172912.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	175983



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1382399969.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	164.4 KB
ID:	175987



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3464831494.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	172.6 KB
ID:	175989



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1700426587.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	141.6 KB
ID:	175991
__________________
TropicalDude23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Yes, but how did you cycle the tank? Your beneficial bacteria needs to reside in your rocks usually (it can live in the sand too, which is what you would have) after you add live rocks you will have a cycle of sorts so keep testing for a couple of weeks after that before adding fish. You will still need flow if your going to go reef, a couple of powerheads will do the job.
__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
TropicalDude23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 42
Thanks alot! any pictures of your tank?
__________________
TropicalDude23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Bectan01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 1,930
Haven't taken a full tank shot for ages! This is it today...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1840424352.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	166.1 KB
ID:	176006  
__________________

__________________
Bectan01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
begginer, egg

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 06:13 AM.


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