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

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-04-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
New Tank set up

I need some help. i have never had a SW tank so this will be my first, i have how ever had a FW tank growing up(60gl?? dad really kept it i just looked) and currently have a 3000 gl koi pond. so i know some basics. what i am looking to do is put a tank in the wall of my basement i will be finishing in the next few months. i would like to have in my setup something along the lines of LITTLE NEMO. my son loves nemo so i think that would help get him involved aswell. just need some help with what size i should go with aswell as can i some how start the cycle process before the tank is installed like in a small aquarium in another room and then move it to the bigger tank when the room is done. thanks for any advice

necjeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
Ziggy953's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
Welcome to AA!!

Start with the largest tank you can afford! I would recommend as I'm sure many others will also to get your tank and all major equipment before you put the first drop of SW in the tank. You are going to need the tank first, especially if you are going to be putting it into a wall. What else other then Nemo are you thinking of? there are a lot of articles that you can read to help you out. After you have a better idea of what you want to do with the tank the people in here will gladly offer you their advice and expertise!



Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,858
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64

Please do not cycle your tank with live animals.

I agree, bigger is better. Those are some great articles. If you are going to cycle your smaller tank, you could move that into the larger tank, once it is installed.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Acronym List

roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,578
I always like to introduce this link


I`m moving this to the Start up forum.


You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

set up, tan, tank set up

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My tank is now set up! Jenski Member Introductions 6 09-28-2009 05:08 PM
New tank set up Johnny Tuttle Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 09-07-2008 05:15 PM
Help With Tank Set-up Steven A Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 11-05-2005 09:50 AM
New Tank Set Up StripesTheEel Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 19 08-22-2005 09:50 AM
New tank set up fishyfishy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 10-05-2003 12:00 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.