I returned with a water sample to the LFS
in order to get a refund for my fire shrimp. They warranted the shrimp, but let me know my alk
was low - she said it was at (7)... Looking for around 8.5-10 as in a good range. I had just done a water change one day earlier (15%). She gave me a Salifert alk
test and told me to test again after my next water change. If it doesn't go up, I'll most likely need to switch to Reef Crystals as I'm currently using IO.
I would much rather do that then to start dosing.
On another note, I went today and bought a nice bubble coral. It's still inflating now, but here's a pic.
It's about the size of my fist.
Also looking for ideas - it seems all the corals I buy are bottom dwellers... I'm out of room on the sandbed, and the 1st layer, but my middle to top section is rather bare.
What are some middle - top of the tank corals?
My current lights are 24" - (2) specials and (2) blue pluses - I also have good flow in the tank with (2) 750gph koralias plus return pump.
As you can see in the other picture, I have several "shelf" areas to place corals. Please send out some suggestions.