Why would you go to the effort to setup a FW
tank and start its cycle to convert it to SW
. That just makes no sense.
is acutally higher in SW
than in FW
. The PH
level desired for SW
is 8.2 where as most PH
is below 8.0. More like 7.6-7.8 i supose.
You have a few options when it comes to the substrate. You could go with a bare bottom, sand substrate or crushed coral.
You want to add salt to the tank so the salinity is around 1.025. Saltwater tanks usually are kept at a warmer temperature than FW
aswell so set your heater for a temp of 80F. If you dont have one you should pickup a set of SW
test kits as well as a hydromoter to measure the tanks salinity.
What do you want to keep in the tank? This will help us give you guidance as far as lighting and water circulation, etc.