Wow! You are good! I was going to keep them in buckets under water but didn't think to raise the temperature slowly! phew! this could actually work!
I hadn't looked into what temperature I was to set the tank! but i will keep it at 78 max (same as my freshwater!) Is this ok for most stuff that goes into the marine tanks?
Hopefully I will catch any predators before fish go in there! I don't cope very well loosing fish - was up till past midnight because i thought my Gourami was sick, was giving him emergency oxygen and stuff because I have been messing with the water to prepare the water for the new fish this weekend! They are all fine, but I lost sleep! Have been increasing the GH
! now I need to do it to the KH
, do you know about fresh water also? My pH is pretty constant but does drop on occasion! I don't want to mess with it too much but my new fishes need harder water (not this RO
stuff out the tap!- good for marine though
). in short I do need increase the KH
but don't want to increase pH, is this possible? i can handle an approx 0.3 pH increase but am struggling to get exact information online, everything seems risky! eventually i will cave and throw in some bicarb!
I will have a look and see if I can find examples of the volcanic rock, are there easy tests for heavy metals that you can get in the store (i think this is the risk putting volcanic stuff in there, so can maybe test the bucket water before putting them in the tank)