Hi there. I've been lurking for a bit but finally registered so I can have some fun and get my stupid questions answered. LOL
Two weeks ago I started a 29 gallon SW
tank. I put live rock in last week and live sand directly from a 300 gallon reef tank. I may have gone a tad over board on the rock, I have 48 lbs and 31 lbs of the sand. I have an aquaclear on back for my mechanical/chemical filtration and a protein skimmer (not hooked up). I just got my T5 fixture today so thats now up.
I have been testing the water everyday now and I have 0 of everything. (ph 8.2). No nitrites or anything. Is this normal? Do I need to do anything else? Or is it a waiting game?
I might add that I want this to be a reef only tank pretty much. I'm not even thinking fish, if any I'm thinking a goby, blenny and a yellow tang. I'm mostly interested in corals and other pretty things.
Looking forward to replies, I have soo many questions, I'm just starting with the basics.
I attached "hopefully" a shot of the tank. And yes, I know the bubbles on the background look horrible under flash. Gonna redo probably unless algae covers it.
I have to add that the LFS
guys are insisting I add damsels to cycle. I do not want to harm some innocent fish and even if they do survive I don't want to go digging around my tank to catch them to return them.