My new tank and everyone inside just went through a horribly stressful move. I bought the tank used and there is quite a lot of both fish and corals. The tank is quite large and I was only able to salvage 40 gallons of the original tanks water (75% water change). I am a toatl newbie to the aquarium world -- although I have spent many hours on research (mostly this site but also through books by Calfo, Borneman, Paleta, and Fenner -- definite must reads!).
I'm currently on day 2 and everything seems to be relatively stable -- fish are feeding, water parameters are acceptable). The skimmer that came with the system doesn't seem to be doing much (ordering a new one from captivereefs).
To the point:
As i was in a rush to set the tank up in order to get the livestock situated, I never had time to properly aquascape nor place the corals (leathers, shrooms
, bubble looking corals or anenomes) in suitable locations.
I'm thinking that it is best to wait before moving anything -- at least a week or so -- to not add anymore stress to the tank.
Sound plan or not?
Acrylic, 250 lbs Fiji/Tonga mix, 3x175 watt MH
& 2X96 watt PC
, 1/5hp Arctica chiller, EV-180 skimmer
Brown Tang, mated pair Clowns, 4 Fire Gobies, 13 Chromis, Orangespotted Sleeper Goby
Some corals and inverts yet to be identified!