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Old 01-23-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
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just started a 90g saltwater

Hey people,

Newbie here just got a few questions.

Ive always admired saltwater aquariums. I finally decided to take the plunge and pursue it as a hobby. I just started a Fish only 90g saltwater tank. As far as filtration goes, ive decided to run an Eheim 2217 canister filter with a Aqua 15 watt uv sterilizer. My tank has only been up and running for two weeks. Ive only got 1 grouper and 1 trigger in there so far. I also have a CPR bakpak2 protein skimmer lined up. My questions are :

Is my filtration enough or do you recommend something else?

As far as feeding, what is the best way to feed? Ive heard several ways and as of now I am feeding them as much as the fish can eat in 30 seconds twice a day.

When should I get the protein skimmer up and running?

And finally, I do 10% water changes once aweek. I am filling up a tub , then adding salt to the right salinity. Then refilling tank. I am using tap water. Is this wrong? Should I be adding anything to the water?

Thanks for any response. And feel free to add any additional information you can share.

Thanks,
Anthony
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:47 PM   #2
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first and formost, welcome to the forum...

well, preferably you'd want to use RO/DI water. This eliminates all of the crap that's in your water that you don't want (phosphates, chlorine....etc). But, if you have to use tap water, let it sit a few days in a container with a powerhead and the salt mixed in. This makes sure that most of the chlorine is gone and the salt is well mixed so you get a good salinity reading.

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Thanks yaksplat,

What is a good popular RO/DI kit to invest in?
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