I've just started my 46 gal
Bow front reef tank. I have a red sea priszm skimmer, i bio wheel wet dry filter, metal halide w/ 2 actinic bulbsl, 2 power heads and approx 70-80 lbs of LR
that i just picked up from a colleauge who's been doing this for years but decided to make room in his basement.
Right now i'm just monitoring the water quality and doing checks every other day. So far ph is 8.0-8.2, nitrite 0, Amonia 0 and Nitrates are approx 20.
I've only had the LR
since Saturday, 2 days, and i'm already to see littel feather dusters and already starting to see alot of purple dust forming on the rocks already?
I have no animals in the tank as again, i'm just trying to moniter the water levels.
My question are the most important things to look out in a new aquarium?? How to i know if if i have a problem(s)? What should i do/have to ensure i'm doing the right thing....basically??