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29gal hexagon reef?
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zipzap
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PostPosted: 2003.12.14(Sun)15:05    Post subject: 29gal hexagon reef? Reply with quote

I am semi new to salt. I have a ten gallon with a coupl damsels and a chocolate star. I was recently given a 29gal hexagon. I would like to make a reef tank of it. I recently heard that I can cycle the tank with cocktail shrimp. I'm wondering if it is necessary to have the salt in the tank before cycling or if I can add salt and substrate later. also if anyone has any ideas of what type of pumps filters and substrate would be best your ideas would be very aprceiated... Confused
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2003.12.16(Tue)10:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would add the salt because the bacteria is different between salt and fresh, also the cycle is very different where the ammonia and nitrites are very much stronger compared to freshwater. Sand is the ;best way to go. Live sand or you can look for a dry aragonite sand. Most home depots carry it. As far as filters there are many choices check this site out

http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/filtration/
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