UsaFishBox
Welcome to USAFishBox! You are currently viewing the forum as a guest. To view the index and portal you must be a member. Please click the register button to join NOW for FREE.!..Finally check out the 24 hour live chat !!!

UsaFishBox

USA Fishbox is THE place where fish freaks come together. Here at USA we talk aquatics all day long. If you are new please sign up and join in.
 
facebookForumHomeLog inRegisterFAQ
Welcome to USA Fishbox. If you are a guest please sign up. This forum is 100% free to use.




















Share
 

 1st saltwater tank

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2
AuthorMessage
Russ722
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant


Posts : 154
Location : Norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : Anything with fins

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/27/2011, 7:14 am

First topic message reminder :

ive been looking into doing my first saltwater tank,a 10 gallon FOWLR saltwater tank on the cheap. how much live rock and live sand do i need to start out with ? ive read conflicting idas. any other info will be greatly appreciated . fish wise just want a clown fish o tang in the tank .

heres what i have to work with so far :

10 gallon tank with incadesecent ligt
heater
aquaclear 50 Hob filter
Back to top Go down

AuthorMessage
lifeisgood
Captain
Captain


Posts : 1154

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 4:26 pm

http://premiumaquatics.com/aquatic-supply/Hydrometer.html

This is the company that mine is from.
Back to top Go down
Russ722
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant


Posts : 154
Location : Norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : Anything with fins

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 5:48 pm

thanks for the link ill check it out. has anyone used the instant ocean one ?
Back to top Go down
Meredith
Chief Wrnt. Off. 4
Chief Wrnt. Off. 4
Meredith

Posts : 472
Location : Kingston, Missouri
Favorite Fish: : As far as fresh water goes, it's Bettas!
For marine fish; Firefish, Cardinalfish, Gobies, Dragonets, and Sharks...

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 6:56 pm

I have the instant ocean hydrometer, and I have had very good and fairly accurate readings with it. I can't complain. I will be getting a refractometer in the near future, just because I know they are more reliable and accurate, but the instant ocean hydrometer is pretty darn good. :)
Back to top Go down
WildWiley
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
WildWiley

Posts : 503
Location : norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : clown I do love my nems and inverts

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 7:00 pm

I just buy mine from animal jungle water that is it only 63 c a gal so its cheaper then buying salt
Back to top Go down
Russ722
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant


Posts : 154
Location : Norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : Anything with fins

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 7:58 pm

cool ill get the ocean one then ive seen it locally for 9.99

wildwiley i have half a 5 gallon bucket of salt right now so i might as well use it :)

thanks for the frame link btw also


Last edited by Russ722 on 12/29/2011, 8:03 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
WildWiley
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
WildWiley

Posts : 503
Location : norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : clown I do love my nems and inverts

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:00 pm

Just don't use tap water then
Back to top Go down
lifeisgood
Captain
Captain
lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:03 pm

I use tap water !! But then I am on well water ! LOL
Back to top Go down
Russ722
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant


Posts : 154
Location : Norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : Anything with fins

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:04 pm

dang i forgot about that ,might be better to ge it from animal jungle then huh

i do have acess to well water , any special treatment needed for that?


Last edited by Russ722 on 12/29/2011, 8:06 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
WildWiley
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
WildWiley

Posts : 503
Location : norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : clown I do love my nems and inverts

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:05 pm

Trust me you don't want Norfolk city water in your salt water tank fresh water doesn't matter as much
Back to top Go down
WildWiley
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
WildWiley

Posts : 503
Location : norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : clown I do love my nems and inverts

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:06 pm

You can buy the ro fresh for 29 c a gallon I think
Back to top Go down
lifeisgood
Captain
Captain
lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:07 pm

if you use "city" water . put it in a bucket and let it sit for 24 hours to get rid of the chemicals they put in it , then it is safe
Back to top Go down
WildWiley
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
Chief Wrnt. Off. 5
WildWiley

Posts : 503
Location : norfolk va
Favorite Fish: : clown I do love my nems and inverts

1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 8:08 pm

I know chip said never us tap I take her word for it
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 1st saltwater tank    1st saltwater tank  - Page 2 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
1st saltwater tank
Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
UsaFishBox :: :: SaltWater Aquaria :: General Saltwater Disc.-
Jump to: