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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Longtime freshie going salt

So like it says I have had freshwater tanks for years and now want to do a saltwater. What I have to start with is a 40b, aragonite substrate, fluval canister filters(205&105), small power head, marine salt, hydrometer, heater.
Want to get any help I can on starting this tank up perfectly I am looking to do fish only in this first tank
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother with the canister filter but you'll need a skimmer
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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Got water and aragonite sand in the tank today. Setup powerhead and filter.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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Got salinity correct going to get live rock tomorrow!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:27 AM   #5
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Forget the hydrometer they aren't accurate, get a refractometer they aren't too expensive and you won't have problems with salt levels.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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Yeah I ordered one on Friday should be here tomorrow
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #7
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I would add dry rock now and live rock after your cycle. I used dr Tim's one and only to cycle my tank. Some people advise against this , but it worked for me.
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Ok good lol
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #9
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Just put 20lb of dry rock in to start with today
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #10
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if you can find some established live rock that will cycle you much faster. get another powerhead/pump. the more circulation, the better.

@woody, why do you advise against a canister? both of my FOWLR tanks have canisters with no issues.

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