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 10-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pairenoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 379
how do i clean my tank of dirt flying around

i got black sand and just put in my live rock that took 5 days to ship

still very colorful, i rinsed it in salt water to get some debris off but ofc there is random stuff floating around

i cant imagine them just disappearing from no where i only use the rocks as a filter and have a 750 koralia

the water isnt crystal clear yet but thats ok, im just worried about how to clean up random debris later on
__________________

__________________
pairenoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #2
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Water changes are probably the best way. For now, just let the rock cure though and do its thing.
__________________

fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pairenoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 379
alright, when should i buy cleaners? before i buy fish and after my tank is cycled right? also, i bought cured rock but obviously i have to let it live again, so do i leave my light on or off, it has purple and green on it
__________________
pairenoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:34 PM   #4
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
On or off, your choice. On will mean algae growth, off will mean you could lose some photosynthetic life that might or might not be on the rock.

I am by no means an expert with SW tanks - I set my first salt tank up just about 8 months ago, but from what I was told by some experts: You do not have to buy any cleaners - only if you want them... but if you do add them, you do not need to add them before fish. In fact, there will not be much for them to clean up until the tank has ran for awhile.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:39 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pairenoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 379
one last question for now, what about water changes, i doooo want to keep any critters that come in here alive, as well as having shrimp and snails later

here is a picture, any input on how "live" it looks, and aquascaping ideas, i am not good at it lol

also how important is salinity for the rocks, what should it be at and if its too low is it ok

i think im at like 1.024 or 5 and the temp is at 79, so is the temp ok
__________________
pairenoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
No need to change water during the curing process.

Pic didn't come through.

Salinity ought to be maintained at 1.023-1.025, even during curing.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pairenoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 379
seems my tank is at 82 degrees when i set it for 78, how do i calibrate a AquaTop Aquarium Heater - 100W

i cant find out through google or youtube,

people say to lift the red peg but i cant seem to do it, i have it at 74 right now but the temp hasnt changed yet cuz the heater is off
__________________
pairenoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
I doubt if you can adjust the calibration on the thermostat, you would just need to turn it down. Are you sure that the heater is causing it, or is the ambient temp in the room high? What kind of lighting are you using? SW Tanks with return pumps, internal powerheads and high lighting can often have heat problems.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
pairenoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 379
well the heater is off right now and its been at 81, when i had a freshwater tank, regardless of room temp, it never flucuated from 76-80 that bad, plus it should be lower than 81 in my room but if not, i guess ill just leave my heater off for a day to see how my water is

im just worried about my live rock curing right now

im fustrated that the manual for my heater sucks and i read about people calibrating it but i dont understand how :/
__________________
pairenoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 03:10 PM   #10
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,546
Besides turning the knob ontop of a heater...to my knowledge you can't change that. I know I wouldn't fiddle with it and risk electrecuting my tank. With my heater off my tanks reach 82 in the summer. I run the AC in my house to keep the temp in check. From all the pumps and powerheads used in SW, the heat builds up. Try a small clip on fan and see if that brings the heat down.
__________________

Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clean, dirt, fly, tan, tank

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 PM.


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