I got a 10 g nano setup from a friend a few years ago. For reasons I had to let it go. I have decided recently to start one again, but this time I'm going for a 29 g.
Q1. I have some salt left over, it's Oceanic in a blug jug. Is other brands of salt compatiable as long as it's natrual salt?
Q2. I have a book from about 8 or so years ago that is about fresh and saltwater set up. It talks about pH levels but says don't worry about salt water pH, but yet I've read stuff about it and my API test kit has pH testing for SW
. So do I need to worry about pH or not.
Q3. I've read different opionions on air quality, I've seen comments on making sure you oxyginate your water, and others said no because it causes more alge and such. I have a Marineland Magnum 350 canister filter that I am useing, because it was free. should I add a airstone and air pump? I've never really seen on in a SW
Edit: one more, I read somewhere that I should not use charcoal in a SW
tank, the poster did not say, said he would explain it later. I can no longer find the post.
Thanks for your help.