Just wanted to ask random questions and have this as a journal kind of thing
Basically I bought a glass aquarium, stand, canopy, small acrylic sump, plumbing, pump from a guy on craigslist. I was going to buy a new biocube 29, but when I saw this huge tank I couldn't resist
. Anyway, the plumbing and pump were useless, sump was too small so I sold it, and I ruined the stand and canopy
(although the stand didn't look too stable anyway). The dimensions are abnormal so I had to get a custom stand, custom glass sump, and everything else since this was to be a reef aquarium.
Anyway, *phew* after the many struggles/obstacles I encountered while setting this up (made mistakes I could have avoided
) 2 months ago, I added water a 2nd time and everything has been going for the most part smooth. If you're considering giving up, don't! Fulfill your dreams and if this is what you love don't trash it because of an obstacle
(my apologies for the cheesiness
I fishless cycled and currently my parameters are:
nitrate: 20 ppm
I'll raise it slowly
Sorry for the length and I won't bombard you with questions all at once, but why is my chaeto fading in color (lighter green)/getting bubbles? There is moderate flow..it's not tumbling, but does it really need to? The light is a 6500k 26 watt floodlight I think, I think that's sufficient light.