Hey guys! My names Noah and I've been doing saltwater for 2 years now but just restarted less than 2 mo the ago making it a reef tank. I have very minimal knowledge of corals etc and I live alone and im broke most of the time trying to survive (I know....wrong hobby for poor people) but I love it. Im addicted! ! I've been referring to your forums for months but just registered today. Having said that...here's my stuff guys:
55gal with 90-100 lbs LR
40-50 lbs LS
custom built (by me) sump/refugium.
2 weak powerheads....aeon something like that..??
1 drop per 10 second custom built kalk
My return pump is attached to a custom made spray bar for surface movement
My fear...is I was lied to and tricked....I currently have a very old (just found out about its age.....2+years) 12" metal halide....
2 diff zoo frags
1 tree/leather frag
2 acropora frags
My beloved sun coral (still training to eat)
Some button polyp colony with roughly 20 polyps.
Dozens of nasarius snails and hermits
1 sally lightfoot
1 serpent star
4 peppermint shrimp
1 cleaner shrimp
2 bengai cardinals
1 green mandarin (doing excellent)
1 large sea cucumber in refugium
tests my stuff can't afford kit yet
I plan on getting a 4 bulb HO
T5 aquatic life fixture...but it will take months on layaway with my budget. Any help/advice etc for now??? Will my babies be okay for now..????
I love you guys and respect all advice/opinions...like I said I've been passively checking forums for months.
Look forward to hearing from you all thank you!