New to this..
I was recently (last 2 days) given a 30 gal
tank with an Aqua Clear 300 (300 gph
) and a 150 subm heater...I went out to the local shop and purchased 36 lbs. Seafloor Marine Substrate (very coarse w/ a lot of tiny shells and rocks and crushed coral it looks), some decorative coral, A few rocks (I believe it is tufa rock?), Under gravel filter, 2 Zoo Med Power heads (160 gph
), 18" bubble wall, new Bio Sponges and Carbon bags for the aqua clear, and a Red Sea Marine Lab test kit, last but not least, Coralife Sea Salt
I set all of this up and I have to say it is beautiful...I tested after 24 hours of operation and the alkalinity is above the charts and the Ph is at 8.0-8.1....I might not have given any time for this to work out however, in all of my reading, High is not good....I just don't want to waste all of this salt doing a water change...Is there anything wrong in a new setup being this way (Fairly Normal)? and/or can I put in additives?
Am I freaking Out? or just impatient...
PS. How does the setup sound?