I recently bought a 150 gallon reef tank from a friend and it crashed right after we moved it. None of the fish/inverts made it. Knowing very little about saltwater tanks, I've looked quite a few places online about what I need to do to get it back up and running and the only for sure thing I've found is "don't dump a bunch of fish back into it." That makes a lot of sense.
I've looked at everything from New Tank Syndrome to bad water to "well it just happens." I have high N in all three forms, low pH and not much more of a clue
I've ordered a RO
system to do water changes instead of the well water currently used. I have a sump and I'm assuming that it's supposed to be on 24/7 under normal conditions? I also have a FX5 filter with a UV
attached to the return. Is that also a 24/7 deal? I also have a couple of test kits on the way for additional parameter information.
Where do I start?