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Post Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:11 pm
huanqdao Level 1 Member
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Hi everyone,

I currently have 2 freshwater tank. So i have basic knowledge of cycling(after many failures).
Im starting my first saltwater tank. I just brought a used 29G Biocube HQI. I got live sand all ready cycled. First for water, could i use tap water (st Paul) and use prime. or should i use R/O water. I can just go to LFS and get saltwater too but it will be pricy. :(. Im looking currently looking for live rock if anyone is selling let me know. Im not sure what is the ratio for rock to water. From my research, i would like more rock becasue i have picked out my stock.

Stock:
1 Bicolor Benny
1 Royal Gramma
1 Diamond Goby
1 Jawfish of choice
1 Flame Hawkfish
1 Pair of Flame Angelfish.

This is what my max capicity for my tank from my reading online tips. Also as long as they within their category, will i be able to change it?
Well i think i still missing a lot of details. It be great to have help from everyone. So comment and suggestion.

Thanks,
Dao

Post Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:21 am
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I recommend RODI water. You can get it from LSWS or make your own by purchasing a filter unit from BUlk reef supply. But with you having a small tank I would just buy the water. Your first initial cost for water would roughly be $25-$35 dollars but when you are doing water changes it might be $5+ depending on the percentage of water you are changing out. For a 29 gallon biocube I think you are going to run into trouble later with that much bio loads. Ill stick to 2-4 fish. If you are not planning to do too many water changes per month sticking to a bare min bio load what help you accomplish that. Skimmer is a+ although some people will disagree. As for live rock buy cured rock it will help speed your cycling. Good luck
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Post Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:36 pm
huanqdao Level 1 Member
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Yea thanks alot. My friend will gave me some rocks. So it should be all ready cycle. I will get a water filter, bucket of instant ocean then i will start my cycled, which should be less than 6 weeks.

Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:24 am
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It could be faster if he gives you some live rock and 29 gallons of his old tank water. This will help speed the process.
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Post Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:21 am
huanqdao Level 1 Member
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He gave me some live rocks. I added some chromis 2 days after. I have pictures but i dont know how to insert it in here.


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