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Old 04-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Looking to start 50g. Help?

I want to start a saltwater tank sometime in the near future. I'm thinking of going with a 50g. Any tips or tricks on correctly starting a saltwater tank.

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Old 04-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Rock in the bottom, then sand then water. Cycle it with raw shrimp, raw fish or liquid ammonia. I highly recommend a good quality skimmer for that size tank. Do as much or as little rock as you like the looks of. To save on money, use mostly base rock and seed with some LR. I used all LS because I like all the tiny shell fragments and stuff that comes in it, but you can use pool filter sand to save on costs. If you're planning a reef, led lights cost more upfront, but are efficient, give off less heat and don't need bulb replacing. Taotronics are good LEDs from what I've read.

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Look under Getting Started lots of very helpful info there Most of your questions will be answered. If not just ask.
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

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