Setting up a marine aqurium - Day 3

Friday, June 5, 2009

Day 3 of the setup is pretty simple. All that need to do is to put in the water filter, a canister type I'm using. Fill the filter with necessary filter media for mechanical and bio filtration.


Bring up the water salinity by adding sea salt. Let the water circulate for a while so that the salinity is even. Once the tank water's salinity is stable, add in live rock and let the tank cycle. This will take a few weeks, usually 2-3 weeks to allow good bacteria to grown.

This bacteria is needed to combat ammonia, and NO2. Once the tank is fully cycle with 0ppm of ammonia, then is time to add in the live stock.

So for the time being, I'll just have to wait.

The cannister filter placed on the bottom of the tank

The final setup. May need to add more live rock

If you have missed Day 1 and Day 2 of the setup, click the following link

Day 1 of the setup

Day 2 of the setup

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