ok, 2nd day of new 55 gal
tank setup. last night i put all the "wet" crushed coral in the bottom of the tank, covers about an inch. Then put about 40 lbs of base rock in. once the water was filtered of all the debris i did some tests tonight with my test kit.
alkalinity: about 2.2
pH: around 8.6. the test tube was a pretty purple...
ammonia: around .5
and i cant believe how much water evaporated over night and during the day today. by the time i got home my pump in the w/d filter was trying to suck air...
so what do i do now? wait for a while? can i put a hermit crab in or something?