Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bartlett, IL
Posts: 311
My son's 10gal build

So I am being my 11 yr old son set up his SW tank. I cleaned the Tank today, I have sand and will get the new filter and some premixed Water from the LFS on Friday.

I had bought a aqueon quiet 50 but the intake is too low so I will exchange it for a 30 this week and get water so we can get something accomplished. We are both looking forward to it.

All his FW fish are in my 50g for now and may go to his sister's tank..

Sorry no pictures yet it is just an empty tank right now
__________________

__________________
-=Jeff=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Nevada
Posts: 320
Good luck!Make sure to get a good filter and watch the ammonia and nitrite levels.Small tanks can be difficult to keep.
__________________

__________________
Criptix
2.5 gallon home of Gillbert the Crowntail Betta
40g breeder awaiting fish
Criptix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 60
Yeah keep a close eye on the water
__________________
Crinkledaces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
good to see your build thread jeff, remember patience and attention to parameter swings with a smaller tank is the key, sounds good so far.
__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bartlett, IL
Posts: 311
Tank has been cleaned,
We have an AquaClear 30 filter

Sand is in water is in, filter is running. Cloudy water reminds me of when I filed my sandy bottom cichlid tank, I assume a couple days for it to clear up.

__________________
-=Jeff=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
Ayi
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Ayi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 484
With an aquaclear it takes way shorter for the water to clear, IMO
__________________
Ayi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 11:30 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bartlett, IL
Posts: 311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayi View Post
With an aquaclear it takes way shorter for the water to clear, IMO
Yep you are right, my son came down to tell me it was getting clearer..

He is quite excited about a SW tank, big change from FW.

Hopefully all goes well
__________________
-=Jeff=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
Don't worry bud it will clear and especially with overkill on the filtration not just aquaclear filters, my topfin 75 cleared up my 46g bow within the hour it was amazing.
__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 12:04 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Phranque's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Miamisburg, OH
Posts: 1,443
What is he planning on wanting in there?? Do your research very carefully..... there are but an exceptionally small handful of marine fish that are capable of thriving in only a 10 gallon tank. I would've recommended a 20 long or even a 29 (both relatively cheap)..... opens up a much greater number of possibilities.
If he's wanting a "Nemo", that's definitely a no-go in a 10g.
__________________
Wanna calculate the cost of that new reef tank?? Take your worst nightmare, double it, and you're halfway there.
Phranque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 12:09 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bartlett, IL
Posts: 311
What do you suggest for the 10 gal?
__________________

__________________
-=Jeff=- is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.