Setup New Nano Tank Aquaria 120L

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  1. sanjayMoti

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    Hi i have purchased a aquaria nano tank 120 Litre. I have purchased some dead rock. Should i add some live rock in my tank or wait for dead rock to cultivate.

    Dead Rock about 7 Kgs.
    Live rock : Still to purchase but not sure how many kilos more
    Tank : 120 Litre
    Subtrate i Have purchase : Red Sea Aroganite Fine Substrate
    Salt : Is the Red Sea Coral Salt Pro

    Please help guys should i Now Purchase the RO water and start my cycle i dont want to rush this.
     
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    i would purchase some bits of live rock to "seed" the dead rock.
     
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    Okay kewl.. Will buy some LR.
    Really a novice at this so really appreciate the help.

    1. So should my water in my tank already be running ... before i purchase the live Rock?

    2. Or should i mix My RO water and salt and then add the live rock?
     
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    @sanjayMoti,
    Congratulations on your first system :) And Welcome to MASA

    Your water and salt should be mixed already before adding live rock. Else, when you add your live rock to just RO water, you would be effectively giving it an RO-dip, potentially killing anything you wanted to keep alive. So get your salt water mixed right first, and then add your live rock.
     
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    Welcome to masa sanjaymoti
    Best luck with yr tank . Gesiggie is correct
    But I would also keep my lights off while u cycle yr tank thats my 2c worth wait for around a 1 month an test your water every week before u add any live stock
     
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    One more thing sanjaymoti get some LR a few big pieces an add at the back of yr tank where it says refuguim and put that light on in the refuguim while you cycle yr tank an leave your display lights of
     
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    Thanks Guys for all the input. Will keep yor ll updated on my tank.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Sanjay and welcome to the magnificent world of marines, We are here to assist .
     
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    We want pics?:whistling:
     
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    These are my Pics..

    Pic 1. Is test how my live rock will look. Just the placing
    Pic 2. Trying out the blue Light

    This Saturday i be getting the live rock. And my RO water.
    I have Purchased Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Hope that Okay

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    Nice selfie :p

    Will you keep the base rock? Or will it be replaced completely with the live rock you are waiting for?
     
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    @Gesiggie. I will keep the base Rock jus had little live rock. Im ready to wait for the cycling.
    I hope that good idea. Thanks
     
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    That is quite fine. Normal to start cycling a new system with base rock & kickstart bacterial growth with live rock.
    Using base rock just adds to the impatience of cycling, since there is nothing to look at (so to speak :) )
     
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    Tanks. No its fine im ready to wait. I have learnt that we need patience in this tank.
    So im willing to wait.

    Just one other question do i really need a heater ?
    Being in durban .
     
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    If you run a tropical setup, temps should be kept between 24-27 degrees C. with at most 2 degrees fluctuation either way. (25 being the avg.)

    If you are able to maintain that temperature without a heater, then good on you, you would not need it.

    However it is always a good thing to keep the temp as stable as possible, to keep all ls happy.

    Rather add a heater with a low temp setting, and it remains off all the time, than no heater, and a cold drop for whatever reason causes your system to be very unhappy.
     
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    Ok I will go to Northlands to Get a Heater.
     
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    In my opinion, it is better to be sorted with all the critical equipment (heater included) at the time of start-up. The cycling process is also a good time to learn the effects of your home on the system, while it is void of LS. You will have an idea of temperature fluctuations, RO use (evaporation), natural lighting to name a few.

    If you decide to add that one thing(whatever it is) only after you add your first LS, you will have to "re-learn" (so to speak) your tank behavior, as even a change of lighting can influence things like temperature and evaporation. And that lesson might be at the expense of your LS. (Like wrong heater setting)

    Enjoy the learning curve!
     
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    Ok kewl i get the Heater. cant take the risk,
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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