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Setting up your first saltwater aquarium
Yes- this is my understanding. Healthy live rock contributes much more to filtration and biological cycling than a mechanical filter and a protein skimmer- so healthy live rock is an absolute essential. If you have corals or any other animals that are sensitive to nitrates that's when you need a skimmer. Filters can't hurt but its hard to say when they are essential.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, so one of those big fancy external filters is not required really for a 10 gallon saltwater tank?
There is no set time, as each tank cycles differently. You need to wait until the tank cycles before adding fish. Some people do cycle their tank with a fish in, but it's stressful on the fish so I wouldn't do it.
I am making my first saltwater fish tank i have 3 fresh and wanna try something new so i am doing a salt and it is a 28 gal and how long do i wait to put fish in?
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