No fish in there now. Still cycling almost done (hoepfully).
Sand bed is b/w 3" and 4" with sand on top of CC. I set up the bed before I saw this website, so I might suck it up and change out the substrate slowly (1/3 at a time) and go straight sand, but I am undecided on that right now. (Opinions?)
Haven't decided on the type of fish yet, I am planning on a FOWLR
at this point and converting to a reef slowly as I upgrade from PC
lighting, better protein skimming, more of the base/reef rock "comes to life," etc. But of course, will have the requisite pair of clown fish for a SW
So initially, it sounds like I should cut out the Stars definitely and the snail crew would be okay. Would like the shrimp to keep the bits of food from the crevices and cracks, and to clean up any bristle worms that might be around.
For the first wave, I would like help keeping control of an algae (cyano
?) outbreak I had during the NO3
spike (too much lighting) and have some pets keep bits of food and other stuff from collecting.
Thanks for the help.
Any and ALL advice is appreciated. Can't pick everything up from books.