Originally Posted by socalsprinter
Thanks for the help again seems like it will cost about 100-200 to get up and running. I am still doing some research it seems getting the tank going and stable is the most difficult part of SW
am I right in this?
It isn't too difficult it may just take some time. You could try a start up bacteria, though it is not necessary at all. If you do decide to go that route then the cycle will take a few days, a week at most. Maintaining water levels every day is the most time consuming; making sure salinity is correct, testing levels once every few days, topping off the water, water changes and mixing water, etc.