Mine is only a ten, and I know what you're thinking. Unstable. I'm really going to put alot of work into this little bugger. Once i convince myself I can handle this little tank, I've got a 75 sitting by I'd love to get going under saltwater. I've worked up plans in my head for a stand that contains a sump and quarantine inside the stand.
So in my initial fill up of the tank i used distilled water, which cost me a pretty penny since I was too lazy to drive an extra 5 miles and buy the 5 gallon jars instead of the 1 gallon containers. Anyways, i've just tested my tap water and the results are very good. O ppm
on nitrate, nitrite and ammonia and PH is at about 8.4. I don't have a test kit for phosphate, can anyone suggest one? Also, is there any chance the PH in my tank is going to change over the cycle? Or should I just go ahead and order some solutions to change it? I'm really hopeful that i'll end up being able to use the local tap water. Thanks for all the help.