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Old 02-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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So I decided to start a Saltwater Tank.

Hello all, Today I took the Plunge. After a few weeks of reading I wanted to start a FOWLR 26 gallon setup. I started a freshwater setup first, but I relocated my mollies and decided to go all in.

Here is the result so far. Any Input would be appreciated. My stocking plans are 2 clowns and a few cleaners.. those are to be decided. Let me know what you think.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:51 PM   #3
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More live rock. You need at least a lb per gallon so 26 pounds. More is better
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I'm in the process of starting a SW tank and I'm going all in. What did u read or watch to get your info??
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Thanks @Bribo12 I have some extra Dry rock I didn't add because of space. If I add the dry rock it will become live over time correct? I don't plan on stocking for at least a month or two so If its possible Ill add the rest of the dry and wait it out. What do you think?
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I'm in the process of starting a SW tank and I'm going all in. What did u read or watch to get your info??
Most of my info was gathered from here in the forums. I have spoken with a local guy how has some experience. He was the one who took me to the LFS today to get some of my items. The main thing I wasn't sure about was the amount of Live/Dry rock he advised me to get. I got 30lbs of rock total but a mix of live and dry. He said the live would seed the dry over the course of the cycle period.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:08 PM   #7
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Thanks @Bribo12 I have some extra Dry rock I didn't add because of space. If I add the dry rock it will become live over time correct? I don't plan on stocking for at least a month or two so If its possible Ill add the rest of the dry and wait it out. What do you think?

Yes your dry will become live over time, I would add it now though to give your bb as much surface area as possible to colonize
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I will add more live rock. I also plan on throwing in a frozen shrimp tonight after work. Need to figure out a background too. might just go straight black.
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Question- With such a small tank what should I use for Filtration? I know to some extent the live rock will take care of some of that. But I keep hearing tell of Skimmers and Sumps, Not sure that I have room for either. I purchased a 700GPM powerhead and the tank already has a quiet-flow 50 on it.. Didn't plan on using that but it was what came with the tank. I have nothing against buying a larger filter but Space might be an issue for the time being. I keep hearing such conflicting info regarding filtration so I would love to hear from you guys.

My stock plans are to have maybe 2 clowns and some inverts for clean up.. maybe another fish, but I wanted to keep the load light for my first tank. so just the live rock, fish and verts for now.
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UPDATE: I put 1/2 TBSP of pure ammonia in the tank to get the cycle to started last night before bed. During this should I also be running the HOB filter that I have?
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