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 09-15-2003, 04:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Adelphi Maryland
Posts: 10
Send a message via AIM to ACreque
starting a 29 gallon salt water, am i off to the right start

hi all, i have a 29 gallon glass tank,
*emperor 400 bio wheel filter
*seaclone 100 protein skimmer
*30 inch coralife aqualight compact, 130 watts double strip half and half lights
*Arag Alive sand

Water has been tested and LFS said im good to go with an anemone and anemone fish, as of today, with the tank running for about a week.
__________________

__________________
ACreque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 05:10 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 128
I was wondering if you have cycled it at all and whether or not you are using LR. I bought that filter too for my 55gal and now I don't even use it because I made a DSB and LR. I am just planning on getting a skimmer, I heard the Aqua remora are a good choice. I don't think many people try anemones until their tank has matured for at least one year. Try looking into the shrimp idea for cycling!
__________________

__________________
Hookman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 05:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Adelphi Maryland
Posts: 10
Send a message via AIM to ACreque
I have about 15lbs of LR, i failed to mention that above in my original message
__________________
ACreque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
Posts: 14
I wouldn't get an anenome until your tank is 1 year old. You may want to upgrade your lights too.
__________________
Beerman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 10:06 PM   #5
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACreque
with the tank running for about a week
At just a week your tank is not ready for anything yet. I realize you've used LS but it is still not enough to have a stable tank in such a short time. I would strongly suggest waiting on any additions for at least another two weeks.

Did your LFS actually tell you what your results for NH3, NO2 and NO3 were or just tell you it's safe to spend?

I would honestly recommend getting your own kits and testing these things for yourself. If there was never an ammonia or nitrite spike, your cycle hasn't even started yet unless there are signs of nitrate. Could you give a little more info in that regard?

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
29 gallon, salt, salt water, start, starting

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanting to start a salt water tank!! Crittercrazy Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 9 03-12-2008 10:33 AM
Skip fresh and start with salt water ILS-19R Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 11-18-2007 04:41 PM
Wanting to start a salt water tank Aquarium Freak Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 11-27-2006 06:49 PM
Wanting to start my first salt water aquarium j_randall1702 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 04-22-2005 08:02 PM
what things do i need to start a salt water tank?assentials? aquarium Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 10-07-2004 12:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.


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