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Old 06-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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My new 40 gallon.

Hi everyone. I jut started my new 40 gallon breeder saltwater fish tank. I had two 30 gallons but a year ago they came down and I've been fishless ever since. I finished setup at like 12:00 last night. I used live sand, so of course it's super cloudy. No visualization at all really. All I have is a external dual filter. It filter 240 gallons per hour. Any advice on what I should do next? Things I should buy? Things I should do? Anything is appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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I also added the biosphere bacterium stuff. And the water purifier. My SG is 1.022.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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Add fish food or a dead shrimp. Are you going to add live rock? Do you have ammonia, nitrite and nitrate test kits?

What is your stock wishlist? You can't put anything in yet, but you want to keep your stock list in mind when setting things up.
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ok my pH is 8 ppm and im doing nitrite now. i want to have a clowns, and just some community fish at first. what kind of fish food?
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and while my sand is still settling, should i leave the filter going?
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Add fish food or a dead shrimp. Are you going to add live rock? Do you have ammonia, nitrite and nitrate test kits?

What is your stock wishlist? You can't put anything in yet, but you want to keep your stock list in mind when setting things up.
i have checked them all and i dont have any nitrates or nitrites but my ammonia test is either messing up or is soooo bad....
its suppose to be a shade of green but its a milky white ish...
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What do I do?
This is my tank so far...
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Well... Wait lol, how do u add the sand?
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Just wait it out a few days and it should settle.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:31 PM   #10
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Well... Wait lol, how do u add the sand?
are you asking how I added the sand or how anyone adds the sand? i just put it in there and poured saltwater in.
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