I'm gearing up for some Frag purchases in the coming weeks. I actually stopped at the LFS
today and almost bought 2 Frags that were labled "buttons". They looked like Zoas to me and my limited Coral knowledge.
Anyway, The LFS
guy told me my parameters were off for coral and I should probably get them sorted before wasting money.
So..here I go:
Tank is 3 months old. FOWLR
Livestock seem to be thriving. I want to start with Frags only as I'm trying to be a little more thrifty lately. I'm thinking some Zoas, mushrooms, etc added a little at a time.
It's a 45g tank (3ftL/2ftH) with the Nova Ex Pro T5HO lighting (6x39W)
Salinity = Swing Arm Hydro reads right between 1.021 and 1.022 and points directly at 29.
Temp (Digital Probe is in Sump) = 76.3
Basic tests (taken 5 minutes ago)
PH = 8.4
Amm = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = minimal
I guess my basic issues will be Salinity and Temp. Any opinions?