Hey! I'm making the plunge to saltwater... and so excited! For my FW
tanks, I'm used to just adding conditioner to the tank as I add the tap water... so now with a SW
tank... I'm wondering what will be the easiest method of adding water. I've read a few times that having a sump is preferable... please excuse my ignorance - I have no idea what a "sump" is, really. If I was to buy a 10g - how would I go about setting it up as a sump? Or what are my options? Please help me!
Here is what I've got and planning:
44g pentagon, 2-3" sand
(preferably in BC, Canada) in the next few days
Penguin 170 filter
1 Aquaclear 403 ph
said I have adequate light until I get corals/anemone)
Also, I just thought of another question. With FW
, partial water changes (without vacuuming) are encouraged during cycling - am I mistaken to be under the impression that the first water change in SW
should occur after the tank is cycled?