How to Setup a Saltwater Fish Tank October 13 2017, 0 Comments
At A2Z Ozone, Inc. we have had success using our Aqua-6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator on our 55-gallon freshwater tank. We decided to set up a saltwater tank to see if the Aqua-6 had the same results.
We bought all of our supplies at Aquatica, a local saltwater only fish store in Louisville, KY.
- 30-gallon tank
- Caribbean live sand
- Tap water
- Aqua-6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Generator
After gathering the necessary supplies, we were ready to setup the saltwater tank back at our shop.
First, we filled the bottom of the tank with Caribbean live sand
The live sand is critical to the success of saltwater tanks because it is coated with living and breathing bacteria, which is important for coral
We chose to mix our own saltwater, however it’s possible to buy premixed saltwater
We mixed 1.2 pounds of salt for each 4-gallon bucket
We used 5-gallon buckets, but filled them with 4-gallons of tap water to allow space for mixing
Then, we poured the saltwater into the tank
Next, we turned on our filter
We made sure to use a brand-new filter so that it did not have residue from our freshwater tank
Then we turned on our Aqua-6 ozone generator to setting 6
We have had success with the Aqua-6 keeping our freshwater tank clear and odor free
We also turned on the heater
The water needs to be 77 degrees Fahrenheit before the rocks could be placed in the tank
Once the temperature was reached, we placed the rocks in the tank
- The water, sand and rocks need to sit for two weeks before putting fish or coral in the tank
- After a week, we noticed growth on some of the rocks and even a tiny starfish
- Next, we set up our UV light that will recreate the sun for our saltwater fish.
- The light has a timer and is set to turn off after we have left the office.
Watch the video below to see our process:
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