Saltwater Parameters

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by seabear, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. seabear

    seabearValued MemberMember

    I have my new parameters and want to know what you guys think!

    Nitrite: 0
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrate: 5
    pH: 8.2
    kH: 11
    Salinity: 1.024

    I think I'm ready to add fish!
  2. Ed204

    Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    You're right looks like your ready to add fish .
    Here is an article about Reef Tank Water Parameters if you're interested:
    Best of Luck! :)
  3. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    You're ready to add fish!

    Just add slowly. Don't add your entire stock at once. Add your CUC, then a fish, then a few weeks later add again, etc...

  4. OP

    seabearValued MemberMember

    I'm so excited!!! Thank you guys!!!

    Confused on CUC?
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  5. Jayd976

    Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    You're ready!
  6. Lorekeeper

    LorekeeperWell Known MemberMember

    It means "clean up crew"

    So your snails, shrimp, crabs... etc.

    Most tanks use them to get rid of detritus/algae.
  7. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    Congratulations! What are your stocking plans?
  8. OP

    seabearValued MemberMember

    So far I have 1 clownfish. I plan on getting a few tangs, especially the tang! (My favorite fish). I want to get the dogface puffer. I think it is adorable!!

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  9. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    Omg that dogface puffer actually has a dog face! (Who would have thought lol.)
  10. Jayd976

    Jayd976Well Known MemberMember

    Dog face puffers are great and tons of personality. What kind of tang do you plan on keeping? Most require at least 125 gallons or larger as they need the room to swim.

    There are a couple however that will do fine in a 70 Gallon or larger tank.

    Once I get my 90 converted, I plan on this stocking. Since the 75 and 90 have the same foot print (90 just has a few more inches in height) you could do something similar.

    In "()" is the number I plan to keep and next to that is their max sizes.

    Blue/Green Chromis (5) 4"
    Clownfish (2) 3"
    Bicolor Dwarf Angel (1) 4-6"
    Watchman goby (1) 6"
    One spot fox face (1) 7"
    Yellow tang/ Yellow kole tang (1) 7-8"

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