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mts 23-06-2015 12:33 AM

Setting up a 2ftx1ftx2ft tank
 
Hi expert, just wonder is there any place to buy the salt water or how many kg of salt need to mix with water to get the right measurement for a 2ft tank? Just want to set up a simple marine fish tank to try it out. No live corals just fish and sand with some artificial corals stone. Many thanks!

Liang_Zai 23-06-2015 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by mts (Post 9870167)
Hi expert, just wonder is there any place to buy the salt water or how many kg of salt need to mix with water to get the right measurement for a 2ft tank? Just want to set up a simple marine fish tank to try it out. No live corals just fish and sand with some artificial corals stone. Many thanks!

Bro u can go irwana or ah beng at pasir ris farmway 2 to buy salt water.if at neo tiew can get at new trio fisheries Steven

mts 24-06-2015 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Liang_Zai (Post 9870171)
Bro u can go irwana or ah beng at pasir ris farmway 2 to buy salt water.if at neo tiew can get at new trio fisheries Steven

Many thanks for the reply. Do you know whats the price they are selling for pasir ris

nicktc 24-06-2015 07:24 PM

First .... this pc of info is coming from a newbie

Roughly LFS sell saltwater @ about $1.50 per 10 ltr.

For salt mix, I use Red Sea salt - mix ratio is 2kg for 60 ltr ($11) - probably enough for a 2 x 1 x 1 tank

Suggest you go for live sand to speed up cycling process.

mts 25-06-2015 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by nicktc (Post 9870876)
First .... this pc of info is coming from a newbie

Roughly LFS sell saltwater @ about $1.50 per 10 ltr.

For salt mix, I use Red Sea salt - mix ratio is 2kg for 60 ltr ($11) - probably enough for a 2 x 1 x 1 tank

Suggest you go for live sand to speed up cycling process.

Many thanks! Can we use those PSB bacteria and add into the tank for cycling? Thanks

KaLiB 25-06-2015 12:28 AM

We don't usually measure the weight of the salt to add in when making our own saltwater but instead we use a refractometer/hydrometer to measure the specific gravity (SG) of the water to determine if we have added enough salt. We normally maintain the SG at 1.023-1.025 for fish. If I didn't remember wrongly, you need slightly less than 2kg of salt for a 2x1x1 after adding in sand and rocks so please don't empty the entire pack of red sea salt into the tank immediately or you might make the water too salty.

IMO, it would be better to skip the artificial coral stones as they can be overgrown with algae and look unsightly in the long run. For fish setup, you can consider using a combination of liverocks and coral sand instead. Liverocks provide decoration and they contain a host of beneficial organisms including bacteria to help with biological filtration for your aquarium.

Are you referring to PSB bacteria product by Azoo? If yes, it can be used but IMO, it isn't necessary to dose any form of bacteria if you opt to use liverocks and sand.

mts 25-06-2015 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by KaLiB (Post 9870972)
We don't usually measure the weight of the salt to add in when making our own saltwater but instead we use a refractometer/hydrometer to measure the specific gravity (SG) of the water to determine if we have added enough salt. We normally maintain the SG at 1.023-1.025 for fish. If I didn't remember wrongly, you need slightly less than 2kg of salt for a 2x1x1 after adding in sand and rocks so please don't empty the entire pack of red sea salt into the tank immediately or you might make the water too salty.

IMO, it would be better to skip the artificial coral stones as they can be overgrown with algae and look unsightly in the long run. For fish setup, you can consider using a combination of liverocks and coral sand instead. Liverocks provide decoration and they contain a host of beneficial organisms including bacteria to help with biological filtration for your aquarium.

Are you referring to PSB bacteria product by Azoo? If yes, it can be used but IMO, it isn't necessary to dose any form of bacteria if you opt to use liverocks and sand.

Bro Kalib, many thanks for the information. Newbie in marine fish so a lot of questions to ask ha.... Any other things that we need to take note? Many thanks

xersion 25-06-2015 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by mts (Post 9871020)
Bro Kalib, many thanks for the information. Newbie in marine fish so a lot of questions to ask ha.... Any other things that we need to take note? Many thanks

1) invest in a good hydrometer ....
2) if using salt mix do not take the reading after u stir the salt, let it settle down for 1-2 hrs first before taking the reading...
3) do not rush to add fish or "test fish"
4) use reliable test kit to measure your ANN before adding fish

mts 25-06-2015 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by xersion (Post 9871026)
1) invest in a good hydrometer ....
2) if using salt mix do not take the reading after u stir the salt, let it settle down for 1-2 hrs first before taking the reading...
3) do not rush to add fish or "test fish"
4) use reliable test kit to measure your ANN before adding fish

Ok bro, many thanks! Just curious, is there a different between those normal salt ($2 per pkt 3kg) and the sea salt? Canbwe use the normal salt to mix with water or must use sea salt. Many thanks!

xersion 25-06-2015 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by mts (Post 9871069)
Ok bro, many thanks! Just curious, is there a different between those normal salt ($2 per pkt 3kg) and the sea salt? Canbwe use the normal salt to mix with water or must use sea salt. Many thanks!

better dun try...
sea salt does have those minerals that is similar to sea so it's prefer to use sea salt or NSW


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