How Do You Set Up A Small Reef Aquarium?
• Acquire an aquarium. This guide is for tanks less than 30 gallons. Decide on the location of the aquarium in your home. This place should have lots of circulation and have zero exposure to direct sunlight. Tanks of this size can frequently be placed on a sturdy piece of furniture. You can also purchase a pre-manufactured stand which may increase the warranty on an aquarium. Also be sure to get the items in the “Things You’ll Need” section. • Fill the tank with water. Use RO water if available. Tap water works as long as you have a detoxifier (aka, de-chlorinator). Otherwise get distilled water from the store. Be sure to leave about two to four inches at the top of the tank. • Add salt in small amount while checking with the hydrometer. Continue adding salt and stirring and checking salinity until the hydrometer reads 1.022 – 1.025. With a new hydrometer you will frequently get air bubbles stuck to the needle, these will seriously throw off a reading. Tap it up and down and left and r