Originally Posted by crister13
Soooo.... The tanks not cycled..... And it looks like you have standard t8 lights..... Meaning..... Everything will die. Return all of them. During the cycle your not supposed to have anything but rock and sand. Do some research before jumping the gun.
Wrong on both counts; obviously the lighting is more than enough to support the corals and so long as the cycling is done correctly, nothing is going to die.
Gazwaz, while not the best thing to do, it is completely possible to finish your cycle with the corals you currently have in the tank. Please read through the following thread on soft cycling and follow the directions as given;
Soft Cycling the Saltwater Aquarium
So long as you keep the ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates below the toxic level your corals will be fine. It probably would be best to return the fish if possible, but if not, if you follow the directions to a perfection, it also will survive the cycling process.
Avoid dosing with Purple-up period. It is nothing but a calcium supplement and while the extra calcium may increase coralline growth, it will also throw you calcium levels in the tank out of whack! Maintaining proper chemical levels using a good quality test kit will promote more than enough coralline growth. Soon enough you will be complaining about having to scrap it off the walls so you can see in your aquarium.