first of all, thanks to everyone here for the advice that i have already recieved, i wouldn't even be at this stage without the help of this site!!
my tank is now in position, filled with ro
, temperature and salinity stable
tank (shallow sand bed)
sump (mechanical filter/ refuge -6" dsb
canister filter (sponge/floss/carbon)
temp = 75f
salinity = 1.021
i am just about to add my 3 shrimp to start the cycle, howver before i do this i have a couple of questions just to keep me on the right track and confirm that i amdoing things along the right track.
1) should i add the cured lr
straight away (lfs
recommends this)? will the ammonia spike kill off the life that i'm paying good money for? i am planing on 40 kg (88lb)
2) does my filtration system look ok? i am planing on adding lr
rubble to a submerged compartment of my sump. in the mean time should i add bio balls?
3) do i need to add my skimmer (deltec 600 asp) straight away?
my wife is not impressed! does anyone have any advice on how to reduce the gurgling from the stand pipe, or any other noise reduction advise.
4) gurgling - with anything running the setup sounds like Nigara falls!! my wife is not very happy! does anyone have any noise reduction advice?
i know there are no hard and fast rules in this game, but your advice and/or thoughts on these points would be greatly appreciated.
once again guys, thanks for your advice, iwouldn't be at this point without you.