hey guys, I am starting up a 20 gallon high nano reef. as some of you may know, i will be getting this tank in november from my dad(75 gallons)
for this project i am getting the taotronics dimmable leds. in november i will get my new tank and once it is cycled, by the end of december, everything will be transitioned to the 75. but for now this will be a 20 gallon build. what I've got so far
20 gallon high tank($30)
aqueon 500 circulation($50)
7 lbs of dry rock(1.99 lb)
7 lbs of live rock(4.99 lb)
instant ocean 50 gallons(29.99)
api salt/fresh ammonia test for dosing pure ammonia(7.99)
crushed coral aragonite mix(i know the aragonite will sift to the bottom while the coral stays on top, this tank is only going to be set up until december)
i am ordering the saltwater master kit and reef master kit off amazon for 20 each.
the tank is at 1.025 sg
and 3ppm ammonia(dosed it to 4 last night so looks like the live rock is already working a little) will be adding more rock next week. its at 72 degrees until i get a better heater on saturday. i only have ten gallons in it, because i don't have an rodi
system yet and had to buy the rodi
water in 5 gallon bottles.
here is the tank before a filled it last night
and this morning
the live rock came with a bunch of mini feather dusters
should i switch to reef crystals after the regular instant ocean runs out?