New setup, I'm taking things slow and I have a few questions.
I have my new tank set up. (http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=14947
I set up the filters and filled the tank with water. It is now a completely empty tank with only fresh water in it. The Fluval 304 is running fine. The problem is that the tank has loads of bubbles in it, probably from the filter startup when the water level was below the returning water. Now the return nozzle is completely submerged but the bubbles are not going away after almost a day of filtering. Is this a problem? Should I go ahead and add the salt?
Also, after the salt has dissolved, how do I go about added the sand substrate without creating too much of a sandstorm?
Oh, by the way I lucked out and found (the last) two 50 pound bags of Old Castle sand at my local HD
. It says right on the bag "not recommended for aquarium use" but as far as I can tell it is the same sand (southtown?) that everyone is raving about here. It also says on the bag "Not silica based".
Once the sand is in place, I plan on buying LR
to start the cycling process.
I guess that is all for now.
Thanks for any and all help, this forum is great!
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