I've decided to go into the saltwater world by starting up a 55 gallon tank. I currently have 660 gph
of filtration by means of hob
filters. Yesterday I bought argonite sand from caribsea, salt, and a hydrometer.
The tank has been running water for about a day and I'm curious about the salt level. How long does it take to get accurate readings for salt in the tank? Sometimes when I use my hydrometer it is almost all the way up, and other times it is only a few notches above acceptable. I'll just dilute it down to get a better mix but I'm curious if the readings are accurate after 24 hours.
I do plan to buy live rock in the future but not yet. My main filtration will be mechanical. Eventually I would like to get a skimmer as well. My lighting is far below anything acceptable but it will work for a fish only tank.
I am planning to buy a few fish and use biospira for saltwater tanks. Has anyone tried this product before? I've read several people comment about this product on the freshwater forums but rarely talked about on the saltwater forums.
Thanks for reading a newbs post.