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  1. #1

    Default SomethingIsSalty... 40 breeder rises from the wet carpet

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    It officially starts today... I have placed an order for 2 koralia powerheads. Using my 20 long tank. Starting out fowlr, eventually gonna go reef.

    Progress will be slow for a while, can't afford to buy everything all at once...

    I may regret this but I'm gonna keep track of costs...
    Tank=$17 used
    Total so far=$102

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    Congrats on the new build!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

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    Here's a shot of the tank I will be using:


    I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'm gonna ask anyway: I have a bunch of african cichlid substrate... that won't work in a marine tank will it?

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    Not sure about sub but order LR from this site
    Above is of "the package" which comes with everyhing you need for livestock exept fish,
    Read this for the info about the LR
    The lr is aquacultured in the gulf of mexico, near tamps bay
    Here's testimonials
    Last edited by aquariumlover10; 08-15-2014 at 08:07 PM.

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    Cool a marine tank :)
    When everything goes without a hitch its only then do you realize something is wrong

  6. #6


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    Any updates? where are you getting LR?

  7. #7


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    no, I wouldn't put used cichlid substrate in my salty tank - aside from other issues, its likely holding on to all kinds of nitrates which would be a real pain for a salt tank.
    20gal long planted community

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    no, I wouldn't put used cichlid substrate in my salty tank - aside from other issues, its likely holding on to all kinds of nitrates which would be a real pain for a salt tank.
    +1 one to that

    You can also have other trace elements leach out of the substrate which can lead to a bunch of little problems down the road
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    I had a gut feeling the substrate wouldn't work. Now I also have practical reasons to back it up. Thanks guys!!

    Not sure on the source for LR... gotta get more supplies first before I'm ready for it anyway...

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    Powerheads should be here Friday...

    I would like this to eventually be a "zoa garden", and would appreciate tips from experienced salties on planning the tank accordingly... Thanks!!

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