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Old 08-24-2021, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi i set up my first salt water tank its a 10 gallong with an aqueon 20 i have a heater i used caribsea live sand as well as life rock i just set it up a day ago i dont have a wave maker and i dont plan on getting coral just fish so do i need a wave maker?

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also i added fritz turbo start should i still put in food everyday or every other day?
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Im not familiar with the Fritz turbo start. All you really need is a small shrimp to cycle the tank. If it was me I would not do the wave maker. You will need some LR for the tank. Maybe even some live sand.
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I’d still do a powerhead. More circulation = more oxygen and less deadspots for algae. You’ll still need an ammonia source for the cycle even with the bacteria. I’m assuming you’ll be adding inverts too as a 10 gallon is really only suitable for 2 small fish
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I would also definitely recommend a power head, it will definitely help with the health of the tank. Ive just recently cycled a tank using turbo start and while it did speed up the process I still added pure ammonia and let it turn to nitrates until I could process about 2ppm in 24 hours. I wouldn’t use fish food as this will lead to algae issues down the road.
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