I am pretty new to this forum...
I have a 72gal acrylic bowfront. It is currently fowlr
but we want to convert to adding corals clams and pretty much anything we can.
The tank is 1 year old. We have about 85lbs lr
and 1 domino damsel, about 10 snails and 5 little blue legged crabs. At the moment I am really confused about my live rock...I am having trouble figuring out if the 'stuff' that is growing on it is okay. I just lost a red cardinal fish I had for a year and the water is fine...so I fear bacteria got him. When I put him in qt
he would not eat...thought it was popeye at first but he was just getting skinny..no ich or any weird slime...just skinny..but that's another story and the domino looks fine.
Anyway, my questions are these:
What is the best lighting to buy and the best price I can get it for going to coral etc?
Are there any types of corals I should stay away from? I don't want my crabs to do damage or the damsel.
Which fish should I stay away from? I am looking to get maybe 3 more fish and the rest corals.
Do corals need to be in quarantine for 3wks like fish do when you first get them?
How do you know the difference between good things growing on the lr
and bad things like cyno that I have been reading about...wondering if that is what got my cardinal....
Sorry for all the questions but I am collecting info (and have been this past year) and when we have some great advice we will proceed.
Thanks in advance!!!