I just joined. I have a new 52g aquarium with about 30 pounds of live rock and about another 20 pounds of base rock that I assume is slowly becoming live rock. I have an eheim 2717 filter and a homemade recirculation pump moving about 500 GPH
I'll probably have a ton of questions over the next few weeks. Their is a similar francophone site in QuĂ©bec but the amount of information available there is nothing compared to this site. From what I've seen, this place is amazing. Friendly, informative, helpful, etc. Way to go!
My aquarium has finished cycling, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and a touch (10-15PPM) of nitrates. I've introduced an algae blenny who is kiss cleaning my aquarium although I never get to actually see him/her doing it
Anyhoo, one quick question to get the ball rolling, how can I confirm that my live rock is indeed live. I mean aside from green hair algae on the rocks and hundreds of red spots (coraline?), what tells me it's actually live? I don't see anything crawling aound in my aquarium even when I try and sneak up on it with a flashlight at night.
And one of them keeps bubling. Every now and then, every two-three minutes actually, a small buble can be seen rising to the surface. I assume this is either CO2
depending on what is actually going on in there.