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Aquarium set up is simple if you follow these steps and refer to our pictures.
First, you need to clean your empty aquarium with vinegar. and a razor blade. Never use soap because it leaves a residue that will kill fish and coral.
Next, make sure that your filtration system is working. In simple terms, the water in the aquarium must overflow into a biological filter. Ours is located underneath the aquarium. Water is then pumped back into the aquarium to create currents.
Next add live sand and place your live rock in the empty aquarium to create a pleasing effect. Live sand and live rock also help with filtration.
The final step is adding distilled or pure water. Do not use city or well water.
At first it will look foggy and dirty, but it’s all part of the process. The water will become clear in 24-48 hours, and color will start appearing on the live rock within weeks.
Some experts recommend waiting until the nitrogen cycle is stabilized to add fish, but we added some inexpensive Green Chromis to our system and they have done fine. We have gradually added other fish and coral to help keep our system balanced, clean, and amazingly beautiful. Click here for a picture tour