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Old 03-12-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Starting up a SW aquarium again need advice

im starting up a SW aquarium again after years of not having one i want maybe a 55G tank i need some help on the items i would need to get started and ive forgotten all about the cycle process i remember the last time i had a saltwater tank i did a fishless cycle but i canrt remember how or what to check the water to see if its cycled correctly any help will be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Tips and tricks for your fastest fishless cycle!

This is a good article on a fishless cycle.

http://www.fishlore.com/SaltwaterAquariumSetup.htm

Heres a set up article.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Is it going to be a FOWLR? Or are you planning on corals too? Are you going to add a sump/skimmer? Any fish list plan yet?? lol sorry i love new tanks!
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its going to have corals and i will add a skimmer and about fish i'm not too sure yet i had 2 clowns before and an anome some coral and 1 other fish
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Tips and tricks for your fastest fishless cycle!

This is a good article on a fishless cycle.

Saltwater Fish Aquarium Setup

Heres a set up article.

Good Luck!
Thanks alot thats exactly what i was looking for
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #6
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Can you do a 75 or a 90? The bigger the easier and theyre all 4 ft
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I just started up my 55 gal. I used "precured" live rock, and the cycle went super fast!
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anything above a 55G isnt in the budget i had a 180G before i tore it down had to move out of state because of my job now i want to start one up again so after budget a 55G will work
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here is a basis checklist of items i put together do i need anything else that i missed? thanks for the help also everyone! you would think after running sw for 7 years i would remember all of this i guess im getting old lol



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oh also i know i didnt add lighting im getting that locally its going to be a reef so im going to add metal halides
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