Lighting, Cycling, and the Worm
OK, a strange subject!
First of all, today I replaced the original bulb that came with my aquarium...it was a bright white light, and it was "bleaching" the colors out of it...I didn't like it at all. On the advice of my LFS
, I decided to try a ZooMed Reef Sun 50/50 (this will be a FOWLR
tank), and I am VERY happy with the result. All the colors of the rock and algae are much better highlighted and the tank has an absolutely gorgeous glow now!
My cycle is well on the way! My question is I'd like to know if these levels are getting too high for any life in the rocks?
Ammonia - 4 ppm
Nitrite - 5 to 8 ppm
Nitrate - 20 ppm
Also, there is a worm that has crawled out of the rock into the sand! I assume it is possibly because the ammonia and nitrite are so high? Anyway, I don't know anything about worms? Get rid of him? Or let him be? I took a picture, but I guess the site won't let me upload it, it seems there is a 2 MB quota now???
38 Gallon (Freshwater): 1 Green Swordtail, 3 Yo-Yo Loaches, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 Blue Gourami, 4 Otocinclus, 7 Cherry Barbs.
46 Gallon (Saltwater): 60 pounds Lalo Live Rock, 60 pounds aragonite sand, 1 Coral Beauty Angelfish, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, 1 Mushroom Coral, 1 Emerald Crab, various snails and hermit crabs.
10 Gallon (Saltwater quarantine):