Here we go:
Marineland 60 gallon cube with overflow (if anyone needs help with overflow and return plumbing i can help!)
40lbs of Aragonite substrate
55 lbs of live rock
15 gallon sump
Hydor koralia 750 power head
ViaAqua titanium heater 200w
Supreme mag 9.5 pump
Im in my 3rd week of full cycling, have had everything in the tank for 4 weeks. Over the weekend i got my heater up and going and my power head running. Questions i have now are:
That the heater is going i have coepods attached to the whole thing!! i even have coepods circulating thru the middle of my tank, they were there before but i think they have multiplied: will the fish eating off the heater harm them or do i need to even worry about this? also what would be a good first fish (assuming all my levels check out tomorrow) to help eliminate some pods
, I really want a Mandarin!
Im seriously at this point overan..not that im complaining just need to get them in check.
Second: on the sump i basically have my return and pump in there at this point its basic purpose will be to house a skimmer, add water volume and water changes, ect.. should i be putting sand and rock in there, if so what purpose does this serve, also how do i quiet the vibration noise from the pump on the glass?
Ive been able to id the following hitchhikers: a "peanut worm", a bristle worm i have a few Zoe colonies and something new that popped up today.. small white tube with a feather like thing on the end and a mojano that im not ready to tackle yet bc i have no clue how!