Sorry to hear about your stepmom. They'll get her sugar back under control in the hospital, so hang in there.
When you log on to this site you will see the forums that are availabe. Scroll down to Saltwater and Reef
and then select the area you need to post. For instance, for general help post in Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
. If you are having a spefic problem with a fish or coral post in Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Before you post please include the following information in your post IF you know it. If you don't, please get us as much information as you can. We need to know as much about your setup as possible inorder to help you. If you don't know, please just write that you don't know what we are talking about and someone will try to help you. Now for the questions..
Are you have having a problem?
What size is your tank? (total gallons or dimensions)
How old is your tank ? (how long has it been set up and running)
How much LR
, a/o LS
is in the tank? (Live rock and/or live sand if any)
Is the LR
cured ? (when)
How did you cycle your tank and when?
What inhabitants do you have ? (all fish, shrimp, crabs, etc.)
What filter are you running ? (HOB
-hang on back; wet/dry (under the tank), or just describe the equipment. "A picture is worth a thousand words"
What PHs are you running? (power heads-small pumps in the tank)
What kind of salt are you using , and how are you making it?
What kind of H20 are you using ? Distilled , tap , RO
(reverse osmosis/deionized) ?
Are you using any additives?
What are your water parameters ? (Do you have test kits and do you know how to use them?)
(specifc gravity used to determin salt concentration).
Oh, and WELCOME TO AA