Originally Posted by Tmar
Thanks muchly! I was aware of the evap causing higher salinity, gravity on my tank to start was only 1.022 in hopes of keeping that relatively balanced and will be doing "top offs" with non salted but dechlorinated water.
I forgot to take a pic of my light fixture - do I need it right away? Should I run a light yet at all?
When you say dechlorinated water do you mean tap water with conditioner in it? If so, please consider getting an RODI
filter (removes all impurities from the water) or buy some RODI
water from a local fish store. You will have better success with water quality, as tap water is usually loaded with phosphates that will most likely cause algae growth. And in terms of using the light, I used it while I cycled my tank fwiw.