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Old 02-28-2012, 12:23 AM   #11
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Yes it will (coraline question)

Xenia. Mushrooms. Two veryveryvery easy corals,
I'll look into some of those! What would 96 watts of t5 HO be for corals? I believe it's 2 18 watt 10k and 2 18 watt actinic. The numbers may be different but either 16 or 18 watts lol.

Edit-it's actually 24 watts each lol. Stupid math
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I've been looking at a ton of saltwater tank setup videos on YouTube. Every single one of the videos used a bacteria starter product and added fish after a couple days. I don't think they work though. What's the easiest and most used method to cycling a saltwater tank (besides using seeded media)?

And, how many pounds of base rock and live rock for a 20 g? I was going to do 30 lbs base and 5 lbs live, but it seems like a lot.
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Does anyone know anything at all about the water filter?

This is what I said from above :

Water-rodi water is best to use, I know. But my parents got a water filter for the kitchen. It looks like an rodi system, it has the 3 cylinder filter things. It hooks up to the tap and I just turn the water on and bam it's filtered. I'm going to list all the things it removes in a second. But, would I be able to use this water? Or would rodi water be best? Edit: this is what it removes:
Lead
Cyst
VOCs
Sand
Silt
Sediment
Rust
Particulates
Chlorine taste and odor
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I've been looking at a ton of saltwater tank setup videos on YouTube. Every single one of the videos used a bacteria starter product and added fish after a couple days. I don't think they work though. What's the easiest and most used method to cycling a saltwater tank (besides using seeded media)?

And, how many pounds of base rock and live rock for a 20 g? I was going to do 30 lbs base and 5 lbs live, but it seems like a lot.
I've never bought into those bacteria cycling start ups. I used a couple and never noticed a major difference.

I'd reccomend doing a fishless cycle with pure ammonia:
The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling

As to how much rock, most folks go with 1-1.5 lbs of rock per gallon. So the 35lbs total seems good. If you're doing a sump, you can add more rock or put some of it down there.
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