Thread: new to salt
07-07-2014, 08:08 AM #1
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new to salt
plese forgive if this post is in the wrong place I have successfully raised freshwater for a few years now so a friend of mine talked me into a salt tank. I have been collecting what I am gonna need to do this so heres what I have so far
4 bags of crushed coral for substrate
a large hob filter
now my friend says i need a protein skimmer
and build a sump system
I have looked on ebay and have found several skimmers but I dont know what to get please keep in mind I sm on a budget
thsnk you60 gal with 2 tiger oscars
29 gal with 4 hermit crabs
07-07-2014, 10:25 AM #2
Hello! I know nothing about saltwalter, but if you PM Cliff he could move this thread down to the saltwater section so more saltwater guys see it. You are off to a good start it seems. I wish you the best of luck.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
07-07-2014, 01:42 PM #3
I could make you a few recommendations, but first you need to determine if you want a sump or not. You actually do not need a sump, but it can make things a little easier and make things look a lot more natural (no visible equipment in the maintank).
Also, a little more info on what you are wanting this set-up to be would help. Info like, the size of your tank, what you are planning for biological filtration, if it will be a reef or FOWLR, and if reef what type of corals are you most interested in.
The below link can also help
I have also moved your thread to the correct section of the forum
Last edited by Cliff; 07-07-2014 at 01:48 PM.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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07-09-2014, 11:16 AM #4
I would add some circulation pumps/powerheads to that list. 2 good ones should suffice. koralias are fairly cheap and work good. you're also gonna need some base rock.Thar she blows!!!