Hey there, welcome to part 2 of the how to set up a saltwater aquarium for beginners guide. In this article we will be going over how to cycle your saltwater aquarium.
But first a quick reacap.
In the last post you learned how to;
- Place your substrate
- Arrange Rocks
- Set Up equipment
- Add water & How to make your own saltwater
- Things to look out for
Click here to watch part 1 (if you missed it)
In part 2 you’re going to learn how to quickly and easily cycle your aquarium, which you must do before you add any fish.
The video will cover exactly what temperature is ideal for cycling and how much salt (specific gravity) should be in your water.
You will also learn how to add bacteria products to speed up the cycling process along with how to test the water so you know exactly when it’s safe to add your fish, so you don’t waste your money killing fish.
Cycling your aquarium is a very important step that some beginners will overlook. Skipping this step could cause a lot of problems for you and your fish.
For a simple explanation of the science behind cycling your tank Watch: The nitrogen cycle it’s easy. Mark also does a great job explaining the cycling process in this video.