Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-21-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Western NY
Posts: 1
New to Forum, New to Fish

Hi All,

My g/f has been wanting to get a salt water fish tank so after finding a 55gallon tank/stand/filter/lights across the neighborhood, we picked it up and started watching youtube and reading the internet. We started with 3 weeks of water with crushed coral and live sand filled with tap water. We have been taking readings every week and started a spreadsheet with changes and readings so we have something to look back on.

Today we just added our first fish and a nice 6lb peice of live rick; two pepermint shrimp and 2 tiny cloud fish. Unfortunately the shrimp were dead about 5 hours later when we got home. The only issue we can find is the SG is a bit high @ 1.29. We are going to get ~5gallons of RO water tomorrow and start doing slow water changes over the next couple days.

We plan to upgrade standard CF lights with some T5 setups when the pocket book permits. Until then, we just bought new blue bulbs (penatrate deeper i was told). At some point we will be adding a skimmer, etc.

Thank you,

flyman1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,925
Welcome to AA! Sorry to hear about your losses.
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.