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Old 23-06-2015, 12:33 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 23-06-2015, 12:38 AM   #2
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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
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Old 24-06-2015, 04:46 PM   #3
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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
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Old 24-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 25-06-2015, 12:05 AM   #5
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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
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Old 25-06-2015, 12:28 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 25-06-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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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
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Old 25-06-2015, 10:10 AM   #8
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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
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Old 25-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 25-06-2015, 12:26 PM   #10
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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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