Chromis is still kicking, but the angler seems to be doing fine. I've continued to feed brine shrimp every other day to every third day. Each time I watch him eat 4-7 before I walk away. He hangs out all over the place, hides all the time, and swims once in a while.
I just checked my BC again today and the parameters are Ammo: 0, Trite: 0, and Nitrate... is 40ppm. This is the only part of the cycle that is concerning me.
I've never heard of a drop in Nitrates before. The trates were off the chart for days and then all of a sudden I fixed my return pump flow and the very next day they drop from 160+ppm
The decomposing shrimp goo has been in the whole time, so I'm sure there is a source of ammo in the tank. I'm going to remove it today, do a pwc
, and wait till tomorrow to check the levels again.
IF they look good, ie 0,0, <10, I will add my chromis to the BC29 and monitor the levels with him in there. I will also start doing the normal lighting cycle for the tank, and add the chemipure and purigen to the media rack during this time. Next week I will be getting the macro, so depending on the levels, I will start to scape the tank and start the refugium as well.
If all goes well, possibly the end of next week, I will start the transfer of the angler, and possibly even some corals, again based on the levels.
I'll post a video I took of the little guy two days ago.