Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-22-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 29
starting up and cycling corner tank

Its about 55 gallons and we're using a fluval 404 for the filter. I've filled the tank with premade water from the lfs and added 120 lbs of carib sea argonite sand along with two cups of sand from my year old nanocube. I also have placed a sponge from my cubes filter in the new tank. Will get a small piece of live rock for the tank soon also. As far as cycling, is there anything else i need to do?
Also, i have been trying to figure out lighting for the tank. I am going to make the tank a fowlr but would like to maybe have a few macro algaes in the tank too. What lights would work well for the macro algaes?

brm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 08:12 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I would test the water and see where youre at as far as cycle or lack of cycle. You can also put a dead shrimp in there or some pure ammonia to jumpstart it. With some established media already in the tank you may have a very fast cycle so test test test! LOL

Most macro algae doesn't need intense lighting so you can get by with some basic light since you aren't doing corals.

180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 29
Ok thanks
brm is offline   Reply With Quote

corner, corner tank, cycling, starting, tan

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
Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side. jetajockey Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 55 10-15-2016 02:22 PM
Starting a new planted tank... aprlshwrs Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 11-18-2011 10:21 PM
A primer on un-filtered aquariums BlackMagic Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 08-07-2011 07:25 PM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 12:22 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.