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Set Up Reef Aquarium
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Set Up Reef Aquarium

Are you wanting to learn how to Set Up Reef Aquarium? You have found the right place to learn how to set one up and enjoy for years to come. If you have read any of my other articles you would know a little history about my knowledge of this wonderful and fantastic hobby to get into.

Now it is time to figure out what size tank to start out with so you can set up the reef aquarium of your liking. If I was you I would get started out with a standard 10-gallon tank, also buy a tank stand to match which has an enclosed storage unit underneath. Get a 10 gallon under gravel filter to fit it, you only need the bottom part of the filter in your tank do not use the clear plastic tubes on both sides of your tank. get some screen nylon screen from your neighborhood friendly hardware store.

Go to your local saltwater store or go online to order some substrate, get about 1 inch of course substrate and 1 inch of live sand. You will also need some live rock to add to add to your take, make sure you find the right size and shape to form the design of your terrain of your landscape. Just make sure you keep your live rock in salt water until it is ready to add to your tank.

Now that you have all of this let's get started, put the under gravel filter in the tank by doing this will be your best way to start a bio-system in the bottom of your tank. Add the course substrate on top of this, then you would need to add your live sand on top of this to form your ocean bottom. Now you will need to add your live rock to form the life and shape of your reef aquarium.

Now it is time to add your water even it is the water you have mixed yourself or bought from your local aquarium store. I myself buy the pre mixed water so as not to not worry too much about the chemical set up until my tank is running and all the water test come out the best possible water condition for my reef aquarium. Then I can add my most precious addition to my front room for observation by me and whoever comes over to visit me and can enjoy my favorite hobby.


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I love these things! We have a business here where I live that has a huge aquarium full of what I thought were just rocks, but turns out everything in the aquarium was alive. It is so cool!

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  about 5 years ago

Yes they are awesome yo look at in your own front room thank you

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  about 5 years ago

Your welcome thank you

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  about 5 years ago

Nice step-by-step information, thanks!

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