The time is finally here. I filled up my new tank today. Tomorrow I pick up my LR
at the airport from TampabaySaltwater. I hope you can all help me on the way because I am nervous.
1. I bought a glass canopy. I left the back plastic strip off. Will this be enough for gas exchange?
2. I REALLY do not want to get mantis shrimp in my tank. The LR
from TampaBay is really live and many people get a few mantis along with many other critters. Someone suggested a Hypersalinity dip for 1 min. per rock. Rich from Tampa Bay told me I will kill the rock. I ordered 20 lbs of deco and 25lbs of coral rock. What do you think?
3. My hydrometer is reading 1.020-My Refrac is reading 1.024. I should trust the refrac right? Is 1.024 good?
4. I should wait to add sand until after LR
EDIT: when should I start running the skimmer? few days after LR
Here are the pics as of today. I love the moonlights. One of the 50/50 acintic bulbs arrived damaged. I called Dr. Fosters and they overnighted me a new one for tomorrow.
Please comments, more pics of the TampaBay LR