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Old 10-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #31
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Ok need help getting the tank... What should I put in first. Please respond
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:44 PM   #32
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I mean I already have the tank coming
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #33
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For initial set up, you can mix the water in the tank. You can't do that for PWCs though. Put in water to a little over half full, salt, heater, powerheads and set up filter. After water is correct salinity and temp, put in the rock if you're gonna have some. Then the sand. you might have to top off the water, depending on how much is displaced by rock and sand. Start up the filter (or sump). Then toss in some raw fish or shrimp- or pour in your liquid ammonia, whatever you're using. Good luck!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #34
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Do I need a skimmer
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:57 AM   #35
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For a 20 gallon, a skimmer isn't needed. Just keep up on water changes and feed as little as possible and you'll be fine. If you can't get the nitrates as low as you want then perhaps consider investing in a protein skimmer.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #36
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It's 38 gallons
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #37
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Oh sorry! Anything up to 40 gallons doesn't need a skimmer, but for a 38 you'll soon find that you might want one. You don't NEED it, maybe try it out without one and later if you want to buy one then go ahead. Or you could get it from the beginning if you have the money.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #38
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Do I need a heater?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #39
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Yes you need a heater to keep your water at the right temp
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #40
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Hopfully going to exotic aquariums to pick up filters, heaters,etc
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