Hello , I joined a little while back and have enjoyed this site more than others I have read since getting back to this hobby , after a ten year absence , Boy have things changed ! 8O My ? is does chrushed coral have any good sides to it ?
I was surprised with a 29 gal
. tank and typical light on Xmas morning after commenting on every sw
tank for the past few years to my girlfriend !
I have used cc ten years ago in much larger tanks in the past , but also used a ug filter with ph's 10 years ago , The lfs
sold her the cc
. The poor girl tried & didn't know what she had gotten herself into! I went out and bought a stand , fluval 204 with surface skimmer, seaclone 100 , coral ,etc. We where very excited to get things going with little patience
. After losing a few fish (to a case of ich) we learned " patience is a virtue".
I test for ph , ammo. , nitrite , nitrate and of course sg
& all are good.
I treat with Kent's garlic xtreme , Seachem marine buffer & Bacter plus .
I feed with Nutrafin max slow sinking morsels for bottom feeders & Nutrafin max flake food with treats a couple of times a week of Sally's seaweed salad , mysis shrimp & Sally's emerald entree.
Content of tank at this time
1 Flame gobi
1 Yellow tail damsel
1 horseshoe crab
2 pepermint shrimp
1 Chocolate starfish
1 Emerald crab
1 Sallylightfoot crab
!! I think that is enough dirty laundry to hang out at one time!
Any suggestions would be appreciated since I no longer trust the lf's (after all they have to make a profit to stay open )
P.S. I thought this was suppose to be relaxing LOL
Hope to here any ctritisim,