Just started a 30g SW
tank. No experience with SW
other than my own research.
I have about 40lbs live sand, and about 30lb live rock (need more I am sure). I have had this running for about 3 weeks, monitoring the nitrate/nitrite/pH/alk
just about everyday. I have yet to see a single spike in anything, all readings are perfect. Hydrometer readings are good, temperature has been right at 78 degrees the entire time.
A week ago I added a raw shrimp. Still no changes. I am sure this is a bit early to judge, but I feel like I am missing something important.
30g. Standard over the side filter. Standard heater. 30g biocube protein skimmer. Marineland 900 powerjet. All readings are perfect.
Only odd thing is a slight rusty color has appeared on top of the sand. I am very tempted to go get a little starter fish to see if that gets this thing moving, but I want to see if anyone has any other advice. I don't mind waiting this out if that is the right thing to do...