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    what goes first, rock water or sand?!

    Hello, starting up my first tank very soon! done alot of research, now just wondering what the proper procedure is on starting up the cycle?? ive heard different opinions that rock sand and water all go first..so wondering what ya'll have to say, thanks.
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    live sand question..

    oh nice, do you still use it? or is there other sand you prefer more
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    live sand question..

    so i got some free sand..its this stuff called Natures Ocean Bio-Active Live Aragonite reef substrate, is this stuff normal/good to use??
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Thats an interesting setup for the 55, but glad to hear it was a thriving tank! gives me hope haha, so I found a used nano remora for $65 but i heard it can be kind of loud..also a CPR hob bakpak for $40, ne recommendations? also what kind of chemical filtration would you guys recommend for a...
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    First Aquarium EVER

    thanks ATP appreciate the clarification, how about turning a HOB filter into a fuge like suggested here, , have you had any experiences? also when i said nano skimmer, meant somthing like the aquaC nano remora
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Alright! getting more confident in starting this thing haha might go check out some LFS today n get some things, but was wondering what you guys thought about filtration. What do i need in terms of filters and things for a 20gal FOWLR? I've heard i can skip out on the protein skimmer for this...
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Hey guys definitely appreciate the responses! did have another quick question though since imsetting up a 20gal FOWLR, i was curious if its possible to use LR or LS from a reef tank, since it would be nice to get some of this stuff from some local members of this sd aquarium forum ive been...
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    First Aquarium EVER

    some interesting news! just found out that there is a pier next to where i live (fortunate enough to live next to the ocean!) and they have a free triple filtered saltwater tap that people go to to get salt water for their tanks! no mixing necessary.
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Thanks ATP! your tanks are some seriously sweet setups! So the way to make the water is you gotta buy RO water from somewhere and then mix it? Does this get expensive? I think you can get it at my local walmart..they sell distilled and RO(supposedly) water, is using this stuff okay? I would...
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Wow! thanks for sharing, I actually think your tank looks awesome! Also, i would love to get a 55, however I'm living in a Loft and currently space and price is somewhat of an issue.. I know a smaller tank requires more weekly maintenance and is less forgiving, however i have heard that a 20gal...
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    First Aquarium EVER

    That sounds sweet! Im glad everything's working out for you, unfortunately i dont know anyone with that kind of experience, however I do have these forums! haha what do you guys think of a setup like this?
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Thats awesome! Did you have any previous freshwater experience? And have you added fish to the tank yet, if so how are they doing?
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    First Aquarium EVER

    Hey guys new here, I've always wanted to get into this hobby and am thinking this summer is a great opportunity! as i am just gonna be chillin in the awesome San Diego, CA. This will be my first aquarium, no freshwater or saltwater experience, but i do love fish. Ive been doing alot of...




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