First, your time is greatly appreciated and needed please!! Sorry for the long post, took me forever to put everything together.
Can someone please help me hopefully spend $200 or less on a really good cleanup crew.
Saltwater is fairly new to me and I don't know anyone that owns a saltwater tank so I'm going to rely on all you good folks!
I was looking for a detailed shopping list (what, how many & from where)
from either http://reeftopia.com
(I was told they'd be the best to order from unless you know of someone else)
I was also hoping I'd get some stuff that would be interesting and cool to look at, (some shrimps look cool I think). Also, I don't really like the look of tanks that have a million snails crawling all over so what ever you think will get me by if possible. Oh, my son likes those blue leg hermit crabs and star fish if they'd be ok to add to the list?
sump, 220 lbs live rock and 2" live sand bed.
Looking to do mixed reef/fish. Tank has had water in if for about 3 weeks now. Cycled in just 2 to 3 days from the 220 lbs of live rock I added that was soaking in my basement for 4 months while I built the stand/canopy/setup. I already have 3 Blue Chromis, 2 Clowns (perks) in the tank. A week ago everything in the tank started to turn orangish and algae is starting to grow everywhere. Couple links/photos of stuff growing already in the tank -
Here's a couple photos, the last one was taken today along with the ones above. (still setting things up, internal waterflow, refuge, background, etc.)