Originally Posted by roka64
I would not use distilled water.
? Distilled water has nothing in it. I have been using distilled water for the past 9 months. Just mix it with the salt and increase the temp.
Don't use crushed coral substrate unless you want to be siphoning it all the time to keep it clean. Just get some regular dry aragonite sand, it's cheaper then the "live" sand and you can get a couple cups of sand from your lfs
to make the sand live.
You want the water temperature between 78-80 degrees, same for the water your going to use for pwc
. You will want a heater to keep it constant in your main tank and a small heater to go in the container you use to mix the water.
What do you want to make the tank? Reef or FOWLR