Originally Posted by Annakhil
i am such a newbie at salt its not even funny!
i have talked to everyone in my house and convinced them that i will be building a 100g salt later next year but in the mean time i am going to convert my sons 10 into a nano and give him a new 20 so he can have more fish.
i have to say that i have a slight problem right now with the amount of tanks i want and am starting.
i am fairly knowledgeable about freshwater so i know how to start one of those tanks but i want to know what all i need for the nano
i will get live sand and i was thinking of just using a few buckets of ocean water from the lfs
since its only a 10 and it would be easier to start off with water already mixed with good salinity or i think.... anyone have thoughts on this?
can i do a fowlr
with a 10 or will it basically only be able to keep corals?
if i can only do corals what other things do i need besides filter, heater, rocks and sand?
can a hob
filter work? like the fluval c4?
if i can do a fowlr
tank, what necessities will i need for that?
what fish or inverts can i keep?
sorry that i am flooding with questions but as my parents use to say
your never going to learn unless you ask questions!
Okay I'm assuming your talking gallon. Correct me if I'm wrong.
In a 10gal you will have to do daily top offs with RODI
water and more water changes than usually would have to.
The ocean water you kinda wanna use the same type of water all the time in my opinion. It's not hard at all to get the right salinity.
If it's a 10gal, you can keep 1 fish... Possibly 2 but I can really only recommend 1. I it's a 10L it will have to be strictly coral and shrimp.
You will need: hydrometer, liquid tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph, if you do coral you will eventually need calcium, phosphate, alk
, you'll want your own salt and RODI
water on hand to make saltwater and do top offs with RODI
, you'll need live sand, live rock/base rock(if you don't know I can explain the difference), you'll need a heater, thermometer, power head for the siZe of your tank, and if you plan on keeping coral you'll need a light that will support the coral
I hope I helped. Ask about anything you didn't understand