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Hello I recently got a 50 gallon innovative marine. I have filled it with salt water and put a heater and some bio-media in the tank is there anything else I would need to start the tank! I’m missing a wave maker and light which I will be getting soon. Also missing a skimmer.

As for cycling the tank how should I go about it? I only have micro bacteria 7 in my house I’m open to buying other things I would be missing.

First time starting from scratch hope I can find useful information

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it needs rock, the rock provides the biofilter on a saltwater tank. It also provides hiding spaces for fish, without anything in the tank to hide in, the fish will be stressed. Rock also provides breeding ground for micro organisms that help make your tank healthier and more biodiverse. A 50 gallon tank should have about 40-50 lbs of rock IMO. Something to consider, since its not mentioned in your post.
 
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it needs rock, the rock provides the biofilter on a saltwater tank. It also provides hiding spaces for fish, without anything in the tank to hide in, the fish will be stressed. Rock also provides breeding ground for micro organisms that help make your tank healthier and more biodiverse. A 50 gallon tank should have about 40-50 lbs of rock IMO. Something to consider, since its not mentioned in your post.
Thank you I will buy rock asap when I get my lights set up
 
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