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 09-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 409
new saltwater

Would a 20g be big enough to start a salt water tank can any one help looking to switch from fresh to salt
__________________

__________________
isiah1820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Armoredspider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 185
Yes 20 gallons would work. You have to vigorously clean it though so you don't have any decaying material left.
__________________

__________________
Armoredspider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Elmo1287's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: kansas
Posts: 341
Just take the fish out you have and plastic things plants ect clean them clean the side buy a hydrometer pour sand in and wait for a good cycle like 30 days
__________________
Elmo1287 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
No. Don't do that. Cycles don't happen with just sand. You need to add an ammonia source and you need more places for the bacteria to colonize ie live rock.
__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #5
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 409
So I can use everything I had in the fresh like heater and filter also I have a 50/50 blue light would that be good enough for coral
__________________
isiah1820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 409
Need all the help I can get also how many fish am I looking at with a 20g
__________________
isiah1820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
fadetoblack06's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Kenosha, Wi
Posts: 537
Send a message via Yahoo to fadetoblack06
I'm going to follow too. I have a 75 I want to switch over.
__________________
fadetoblack06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mrc8858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5,834
With a basic saltwater setup like this your looking at 2 maybe 3 small fish and the lighting won't support corals which if you do wanna get into keeping a reef you'll need better filtration better flow and better lighting which will equate to a much larger setup cost. Are there any fish that you are set on? Liveaquaria.com is a great site to browse through fish and offers good advice on them.
__________________
Mrc8858 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #9
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 409
Yea like your basic saltwater aquarium fish like clowns and other colorful fish and inverts. Also def looking to have corals
__________________
isiah1820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #10
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 409
Quote:
Originally Posted by fadetoblack06
I'm going to follow too. I have a 75 I want to switch over.
Your welcome to what fish do to have now ?
__________________

__________________
isiah1820 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater

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 12:42 AM.


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