Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Yellow Tang 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 108
Now what?

Ok I got my 72 bow and the stand i got today.I have the filter,water pump,lights,heater, is this all I need?I think it is so tell me if this right.Next Saturday i am going to fill the tank up with tap water and get everything running let it sit there for a day.Then do i buy my rock,sand,water?
__________________

__________________
Yellow Tang 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
I don't think you need to buy water. But I would get and RO/DI system instead of using tap water. But besides that Yes I would buy Sand and LR and start your Cycle.
__________________

Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 09:24 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Yellow Tang 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tank2379 View Post
I don't think you need to buy water. But I would get and RO/DI system instead of using tap water. But besides that Yes I would buy Sand and LR and start your Cycle.
So you are saying that I should cycle with no water?
__________________
Yellow Tang 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 2,890
Send a message via MSN to Tank2379 Send a message via Yahoo to Tank2379
Sorry I must misunderstood you, Yes you need water to start your cycle.
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Yellow Tang 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tank2379 View Post
Sorry I must misunderstood you, Yes you need water to start your cycle.
Ok i posted something about your clownfish
__________________
Yellow Tang 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
He's saying make your own water with an RO/DI filtering system. Test your tap for phosphates sometime soon to see how much you could benefit from a system, Otherwisem the initial fill and cycling can be done with regular tap water IMO. But test the tap for phosphates to see where it is.

Where you gonna get the rock? Cured or uncured? Makes a dif on your cycling options.

But yes, Fill it with tap. No salt. Run the pumps for a while to ensure no leaks.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Yellow Tang 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinsdad View Post
He's saying make your own water with an RO/DI filtering system. Test your tap for phosphates sometime soon to see how much you could benefit from a system, Otherwisem the initial fill and cycling can be done with regular tap water IMO. But test the tap for phosphates to see where it is.

Where you gonna get the rock? Cured or uncured? Makes a dif on your cycling options.

But yes, Fill it with tap. No salt. Run the pumps for a while to ensure no leaks.
I dont know if i am going to get cured or uncured live rock.i am trying to find live rock thats purple and cheap.Is decorative rock live rock?
__________________
Yellow Tang 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 11:30 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
A home RO/DI system is one of the best purchases you can make for the health of your tank and the convience of not having to lug jugs of water from the LFS to your house. Check out www.thefilterguys.biz for some great units. In additon, a good skimmer is always a nice investment for a tank. However, it does not need to be added during the cycle period and can be purchased after the initial set up (saving a bit of money in the beginning as well). And don't forget water testing equipment.
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.