I actually ended up switching to 6 x 39 watt T5 fixture with lunars.
In the process of doing an HOB
refugium right now, I was gonna do the sump but im so afraid of having it overflow ... since the tank is in my bedroom and I already did an oops and spilled a few gallons and it leaked through my ceiling... I couldn't handle another spillage problem.
I did order the dry rock from Marko and also some grunge from garf.org to seed the tank.
I plan on getting some cheato (sp) and mangrove trees for the refugium. With the mangrove trees would I use mud then sand for the trees or just sand?
I cant believe how expensive this has gotten already and Im not even started really lol .
Ohh well best to have good stuff now to hopefully avoid disaster later.
I think I have cyano
on my existing rocks and some weird white stuff ( in a separate post in identification thread) no clue what that is , can I scrub my rocks before the others come I would hate to contaminate those new ones with bad stuff.
Sorry the long rambling , just trying to do this right the first time.
oh and right now
did a 15 gallon water change yesterday and I think Ill do another one this weekend and then hopefully the new rock with be here and I can start to cycle that.
I think the ammonia was from a pencil urchin the guy had in his tank and said was dead so I put it in my tank and I think it was alive prior to the trip and died in the process of transfer so I took that out today.