Salt Tank Report FAQ’s

Saltwater aquariums/fish – Your questions answered

If you’re interested in learning about saltwater tanks you probably have tons of questions – how do I start? What equipment do I need? How much will it cost?

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Frequently asked questions

How much live rock per gallon do I need?

The answer to that question is that you really only need around 10-20 pounds of live rock to set up a saltwater tank. But there are some variables that I will point out to explain.

More info in the article here.

Are water changes needed in reef tanks?

Yes. It is very important to perform water changes on a regular basis.

In order to keep a successful reef tank you must keep up with proper husbandry and maintenance. This includes performing water changes.

Here is a guide to performing water changes. 

Are Foxface Rabbitfish reef safe?

Yes they are! 

For more info on the Foxface Rabbitfish check out our guide here.

How do I lower Alkalinity?

There are 3 ways to lower alkalinity. Water change, Add organic acid, wait it out.

Read more here.

Can Clownfish eat bloodworms?

Clownfish can eat bloodworms in small portions every now and then. Only feed bloodworms to clownfish as a treat and never as a staple food.

Read more here.

Can you have too many corals in a saltwater tank?

Yes, you can have too many corals in a saltwater tank. Keeping several corals that are jammed packed together will lead to many different problems including aggression and poor water quality.

Read more here.

How long can a reef tank go without power?

There is no exact amount of time a reef tank can go without power. There are too many variables. Every tank is different. But on average you can expect your fish to suffer from oxygen depletion in as little as 4 hours. If you have corals in the tank, they will start having health problems after 2 days without light.

Read more here.