Salt Water Aquarium

Made by Alexis Quiles

Products Need to Use

  • 46" Bowfront Stand
  • 46 Gallon Bowfront System II Aquarium (including built-in filtration)
  • 36" Dual Satellite Compact Fluorescent Fixture or a light fixture
  • 100W Visi-Therm heater
  • Cora life Power Center
  • Two, 20-lb bags of Indo Pacific Black Sand
  • 50-gal mix of Tropic M. Salt
  • 36# of Select Lalo live rock
  • Fiji live rock
  • Prizm Skimmer


Step One

  • Fill the tank with the sand
  • Prepare to mix salt water in a container, maintaining the gravity at 1.025
  • Then carefully fill the tank up with the salt water
  • Set up all the equipment in the tank and prizm skimmer
  • For the next week watch the water pH


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Step Two

Buy the deluxe algae attack pack (snails and crabs)


  • Use a timer to set a light to go on and off every 12 hours
  • then wait another two weeks

Step 3

Now its time to buy the beginner coral pack it, which contains Button Polyp, Yellow Colony Polyp, Hairy Mushroom Coral, and Bullseye Mushroom Coral.


  • Perform a 25% water change
  • Than gather corals and place them on the livestock
  • Wait another two weeks

Step 4

It's time to add Aquaculture Corals

Things needed-

  • Silver Branch Pumping Xenia
  • Regular Pumping Xenia
  • Starbarst Plopys
  • Colony Polyps
  • Cauliflower Colt Coral
  • taro tree coral
  • Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral
  • Spaghetti Finger Leather Coral


Step Five

Add 2 Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp, 3 Hawaii Feathered Dastards, and a total of 6 fish.


Examples of types of fish~


  • Clown Fish
  • Fridmani Pseudochromis
  • Six-line Wresse
  • Green Chromis
  • Kauderns Cardinal-fish
  1. Next repeat step 4 twice
  2. Then add Carpenter Wrasse, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Sailfin Algue Blenny


Maintaining the Reef

  1. Monitor and test water
  2. Perform a 25% water change once a month
  3. Feed thawed food twice a day in small amounts to the fish
For Healthy coral add


  • Iodine
  • Calcium
  • Buffer
  • Strontium

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Requirements

  • Light
  • Hood
  • Filter
  • Blubber
  • Gravel
  • Life
  • Food


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