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KMX
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PostSubject: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 1:53 pm

My 1st SW tank. LOL Sw-tan10

Yeah so.....whats next? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 2:23 pm

cycle... fish.... and a whole lot of fun :D
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 2:27 pm

I couldnt wait that long. I just went ahead and bought a setup ready off craigslist :)
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 2:28 pm

lol me too
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 3:10 pm

this is what's next - tomato clowns - pair $30

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 3:12 pm

kory what you need to do is add 1 or 2 hardy fish and use seachem stability. let the tank cycle with teh 2 fish while using the stability and the tank will cycle (wont do anything as it is right now). after 7 days with using the stability with your fishor 2 then your tank should have gone through its cycle and you should be ready fro your next fish (i would go with more live roc befor emore fish though).
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How long is a normal cycle on SW? What can I do to speed the process up?

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 3:14 pm

So I need more live rock and a few hardy fish? What about filtration? Or can live rock do that for me?

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 3:30 pm

very good start Kory,, you are now on your way to the WORLD OF SALTYS...

You are way ahead of me on SW ---- all i got is a glass of Salt Water.....lol

Good Luck and Enjoy your New Venture!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 3:36 pm

You can use mollies to cycle tank. Their cheaper than saltwater fish. Stores won't tell you this. The cycle just takes time. The nitrate cycle is the worst part. Also algae will start to grow when cycle is complete.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 4:23 pm

you can speed up the process by using seachem stability. i have used it and my tank went through its cycle in 7 days and i used my ocelleris clowns to seed mine, fishman is right though you can use a freshwater molly to seed a saltwater tank also you just need to make sure you climatize the molly to the high salinity.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 6:43 pm

patience

seachem stability

a couple cheap $4-$5 chromis is good and easy to catch when you're ready to take it out.
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My 1st SW tank. LOL DSC03375
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/17/2010, 8:16 pm

here is mine. up and running again after i plumb the overflow box and my new skimmer
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KMX wrote:
My 1st SW tank. LOL Sw-tan10

Yeah so.....whats next? lol!

Is that crushed coral substance ?
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looks like it
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looks a little more course than crushed coral to me
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 2:06 pm

Should I have my light off or on right now?

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 2:17 pm

id say yes
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 2:25 pm

You forgot the protein skimmer
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ON


You have a 50/50 bulb ?
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wow. congratz!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 5:13 pm

By looking at that lamp you have on there, I owuld say its just a regular ole flouresant light, like the kind for a freshwatser tank. Thats not going to help you cycle your tank or do anyhting. Since you need to cook the rock i would suggest getting a 50/50 cf light at the least. You might also want to consider some type of pump to have more water movemetn in your tank. To cure rock you need to keep the water moving and change it often. As far a light cycle on my tanks that I have rocks curring I use a regular time 12 on 12 off. If you can fin d someone with some live sand, even a cup full to add to you sand, or some live rock, that will help seed your tank faster.What are you usinf for a base? I couldnt tell what it was, sand, crushed coral? In igotatanks pic, he has a lot of rock, which is great to have. He also has to fans moving water. While curring make sure you watch your salinity and ph. The will rise and fall a lot. Dont forget a good heater and set it. Good start you got yourself there. The one big thing you need with salt is , PATIENCE!!! Welcome to the salt world.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 9:22 pm

Yes it is a reg FW light. I Need a bunch.......I am already loosing intrest and thinking about turning it into a Victorian breeder. FRESHWATER! lol

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st SW tank. LOL   My 1st SW tank. LOL Icon_minitime1/19/2010, 9:25 pm

Cumon man. You can get a $20 50/50 10k bulb for the fixture you already have.
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