Joined: Aug 09, 2014 Posts: 145 Location: Mumbai Dombivali east
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:19 am Post subject: Re: Suggest me the Tank Size for new Saltwater Aquarium
Even in FW this size aint enough!
Men they always want it bigger?
SW hobby is complicated, expensive then FW.
1) Get a tank
2) Plan the stock as per size of the tank (Clowns are not guppies, do some research) Soft corals you cant have because you are a novice and corals would require very stringent water parameters which you could initially not succeed maintaining. Suggest you start with cheap fish such as mollies for your new setup keep them for a couple of months see whats happening before adding the actual SW fish.
3) plan filtration ie sump (i would never recommend back sump) There are various methods for filtration eg. Hybrid, trickle, refug, moving bed,ATS etc go whatever suits you. I dont recommend any brand though but dont go with weipro skimmers.
4) For fowlr go with any lights no worries.
5) Buy certain accessories such as wavemaker, glass cleaner (scrapper and magnet), thermometer, ph probe, testing kit, Synthetic salt, refrectometer. nets etc etc
6) Substrate buy calcium based. Ie arogonite sand and for LR you need atleast half kg of rock dry weight per 4 ltrs of water.
after setting up plumbing and electric board cross check everything. This is when we fuse up them wavemakers.
After introducing saltwater:
Start the cycle by putting mollies in the tank, you wanna drip acclimate them before directly snappin them.
chk the water parameters for
ammonia should be zero
nitrite should be zero
nitrate should be less then 1 ppm
There are a millions of ways to control these parameters.
Two of the easiest are carbon ie vodka, sugar or vinegar or introducing encapsulated bacterias.
This may be easy as it sound but do complete research before you start up your tank. I had to be concise if you have any more queries pm me.
Share your location.
People who start sw without proper research end up crashing their tanks. Hence advice is go slow go forever.
You need to first decide where you are planning to keep the marine tank. See what space is available there for you to keep the tank.
Then decide the tank size, and then prepare the inventory on what all equipments you need to set for that tank size. Calculate the budget required for procuring all those items. With the budget, you can decide on what size tank you need.
Please be aware initial investment to set a marine tank is very high compared to a planted/freshwater tank.
When I say high, its when you go with the best equipments that you need for the tank (ex: Skimmer, wavemaker, light etc)..
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