Sorry about the topic, I couldn’t think of a good one to sum up my questions...
My Not-So-Local Fish Store is helping me get my reef going. Right now my tank is FOWLR
, but we are heading toward a reef. It's been running for about 14 months.
We just upgraded to VHO
lighting that has 2 lamps, 220watts total.
I have been testing Nitrate, PH, and Calcium. I once a month test for Ammonia, and Nitrite, but these always show 0.
I just bought a KH
test kit, and my results were 232.7ppm or 13dKH.
What should the KH
be? The directions just say that over 200 has a High PH, and a low KH
could have PH shifts if not monitored.
So is anything over 200 good?
I also wanted to ask about our Porcelain Crab
. We got him about a week or so ago, and I am feeding him Kent's Chroma Plex once every other day or two, 1-2 Capfulls (Directions say 2 cap fulls for every 50g, a few times a week depending on load) He is the only filter feeding animal we have right now.
Is this all we need to feed him? Is there something different I should be feeding him, or in addition to? Also will this Chroma Plex cause nitrates like other foods if uneaten?
My last question is about our latest addition, which is a Tang. We added him/her 2 days ago after a 2 hour Drip acclimation. See picture below. I wanted to find out what type it is, I forgot what the LFS
called it, and if you guys have any input about them? The LFS
that's helping me to get this reef going, said not to feed anything other than my normal feeding of Mysis shrimp, and said he wants the tang to feed on the algae’s in the tank. When we feed the mysis he/she ate one, but spit it back out. I've seen him/her pick at the rocks a few times; I have also seen him/her pick something out of the sand (Is that normal?)
This tang also has what look like small air bubbles, lint, or god forbid ick, on his/her fins, the LFS
said this fish forms mucus on its fins and that's what this is, and it should go away. Is that right, or should I be worried?
That's about sums up my questions for now. Thanks in advance for the help!