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Old 10-15-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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hye everyone,
im here to expand my knowledge and get some advice on how to start the salwater tank...i already have 29gal tank last 2 month n 2 of my clownfish already died last week...need to know every info so that i wont los any of my fish anymore...planning to start with fish only tank (before adding all the live rock or others)...
maybe dats all right now....


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I understand you perfectly. Now did you cycle your tank? How many fishes do you have in there now? If you are not using Live Rock for filtration, what are you using?
Can you give me some water parameters?
SG, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, temp.
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actually what do you mean cycle my tank? did you mean water change? i change my water 20% a week...no fish right now..im using mechanical filtration..in plan of using refu system after fully understand about it...owh...i dont do those test since its hard for me to find that test kits...since im in malaysia, my water temp is 31 at day and 29 at night...already used cooling fan and the water temp stil not change....
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actually what do you mean cycle my tank? did you mean water change? i change my water 20% a week...no fish right now..im using mechanical filtration..in plan of using refu system after fully understand about it...owh...i dont do those test since its hard for me to find that test kits...since im in malaysia, my water temp is 31 at day and 29 at night...already used cooling fan and the water temp stil not change....
Okay, you need to go to our homepage and use the link to the Articles and read up on how and why you have to cycle your tank before adding fish.
It is going to be hard for you without a test kit. Do you have somewhere you can go to have your water tested for the things I listed.
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ok...already bought this kind of master test kits yesterday...
the reading was my kh is 180ppm, my gh is 180ppm, my ph is 8.0, No2 is 1 and No3 is 0...temp is as i said 30'C at night and 31'C at day...the SG is 1.025....its seem like my temp is higher as my LFS said its suppose to be 25'C-27'C....should i use protein skimmer for FO tank..???
neway thanx in advance thincat...

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Old 10-16-2010, 12:28 AM   #9
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For a 29g Fish Only you don't need a skimmer, you just have to do Parcel water changes every of 20% every two weeks. with No2 at 1 you are not through cycling of your tank. Monitor it until NO2 is 0 then do a 20% water change and you should be okay to add a fish or two. Remember to add fish slowly as your filter has to build up bacteria to consume the ammonia waste from your fish.
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owh,....hahaha....already bought those skimmer...still can be use right??
anyway...how about the temp..???is that ok..?? how i want to make the No2 become 0..? i read the article about cycle saltwater tank....i have to put raw shrimp into my tank....is that the way to reduce my No2 to 0..??
if i plan to put live rock, is it ok to put it now?or i have to wait after i do water cycle..?? btw, i use bio filtration together with chemical..sorry for a lot of questions here...
i do my researchs n readings..but the more i do, the more i get confuse...

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