Setting up a new aquarium is an exciting project. If you’re like us, we can’t wait to start building up the reef by adding fish, corals, and other invertebrates. But, a newly set up aquarium is not biologically mature enough to handle a full load of reef livestock.

New tanks need time to build a stable biological foundation. Aquarists refer to the this maturation time as a “cycle.”

In an age of instant-gratification, some hobbyists become worried that the tank won't cycle or just become impatient and start adding animals too quickly. Take it from us and the thousands of people keeping aquariums before us, don’t be that guy. It will only lead to killing animals and getting frustrated.

Cycling a saltwater tank is not difficult. In this episode, we’ll share our best tips to help you succeed with your new aquarium.

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Bacteria Supplements:

Aquarium Test Kits:

Sand & Rock:

Nitrogen Cycle Diagram:

The Best Ways to Cycle Your Reef Aquarium: