hi, i finally got a salt setup. its a 55 gallon and its got a fluval 304.
when i bought the tank, the guy gave me like, 50 little packs of carbon, i think tetra brand. what exactly does this do, and should i or should i not put it in my filter.
Also, i've got the sg
to 1.023 i think is what it was last i checked. should i lower this to .o22? or .021?
Last, i put in the sand, aragonite i believ. (sorry i cant remember any of the name brands now that i got the stuff) but i rinsed it out for like, an hour and it finally seemed pretty clear. I just rinsed it in a big rubbermaid tub. However, when i put it in the tank about 4 hours ago, it was really cloudy, which i pretty much knew would happen because it always happened in my freshwater tanks. But it still hasnt cleared up yet tho.
On my fresh tanks, i just use playsand, so i dont know if that is heavier and sinks easier?
but any tips on how to clear it up would help, or do i just need to wait it out?
Oh, one last thing. Is it ok to put in some crabs/shrimp and stuff while its cycling? or should i wait till after? If i can, what kinds would be good for just community?
And for the record, there is no liverock in there, just a good sized piece of lacerock, and a fake rock. It is going to be a fish only tank for at least a year or so, so i'm not worried about corals yet, unless there are some that require no special lighting because the only light i have is the regular flourecent that comes w/the tank.
thanks, and hopefully all my questions can be answered, because theres lots of them.