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Old 08-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #81
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Have a few more angels to add before I start on the wrasses and other fish.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #83
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Cool. I have a 50 gallon I could use for a qt. I was afraid I would have to buy a new tank for qt.

Anyway. I've been looking for ways to get that started in the mean time so I could have a cycled qt while my tank is cycling.

Do I need an extra protein skimmer for that?
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I don't use one I run two bio wheel filters I take the pads out when I add new fish to QT them.
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Good to know. I may start my Qt tank sooner than later so I can start cycling. While that's going i can get my main tank bought and started.
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Yea you can have the fishes QT and ready before the tank is set up.
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The way I look at it too is the qt gives me a chance to practice getting my parameters right before I set up my main.

However I've never set up a protein skimmer before. Not have I used a hydrometer. I know how to cycle. But what else should I know when cycling a saltwAter tank?
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The way I look at it too is the qt gives me a chance to practice getting my parameters right before I set up my main.

However I've never set up a protein skimmer before. Not have I used a hydrometer. I know how to cycle. But what else should I know when cycling a saltwAter tank?
Try keep salt at 1.025. Ammonia have to drop to zero nitrates have to drop also but may not go to zero during cycle. You don't worry bout parameters during cycle.
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Sounds simple enough. Any tips about how i should mix salt? Should I even bother with RO/DI? My Lfs sells saltwater.

Also any tips about equipment that makes life easier?
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Get a rodi unit and don't rush the process bro I let my tank cycle for 3 months but I'm crazy like that lol.
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