Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
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 08-16-2011, 02:31 PM   #41
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
No. Just ask if it's been cured. I bought mine from a tank with only the rock and mine was good.
__________________

__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 02:38 PM   #42
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
Oh...so I'm having second thoughts about gathering seawater for the tank. How risky is it? And how do I know if its a safer area to collect it?
__________________

__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 02:40 PM   #43
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Where are you collecting from?
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #44
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Me personally, I wouldnt add sea water even though I live in flordia and its readily available. You just dont know whats in it.

As far as rock curing, I would say a few days separate from the tank and livestock should be enough to make sure it doesnt spike. You can use a rubbermaid container with a powerhead and heater in it.

I'm also usually overly cautious though so some people may have tried other methods sucessfully too. each tank and each situation is different.
__________________
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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #45
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
I think I'm just gonna do freshwater.
I might start a SW nano sometime soon though. Lots to learn still
__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #46
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Biocube14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Monterey bay Cali
Posts: 95
Don't be discouraged.. It's well worth the learning experience.. Go salt water.!!!
__________________
Biocube14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 08:14 PM   #47
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
LordErrorprone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 230
Just take it slow, keep asking questions and you will be fine.
__________________
"Never trust a computer you cant throw out a window"
LordErrorprone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 08:25 PM   #48
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
I've had several freshwater. Saltwaters a whole nother world of fishkeeping!
__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:15 PM   #49
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2
I would never use water from the ocean.,you never know what's parasites are in there. Also a 10 gallon tank is pretty small you're not going to keep many fish in it. The parameters are going to be hard to keep stable.
__________________
jmcnaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 10:19 PM   #50
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
tarpon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,314
I know that, thanks
__________________

__________________
tarpon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fowlr, 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
Planning my 36g Bowfront Planted Tank MrBeta Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 08-09-2011 11:54 PM
How Do I Clean Out A Diseased Tank? bubbles10 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 08-04-2011 01:49 PM
Log for cycling my new tank. zparticle Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 146 07-13-2011 04:34 PM
New FOWLR tank... Sabre Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 07-10-2011 10:04 AM
upgrading tank? mollymama Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 06-26-2011 09:13 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 PM.


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