Originally Posted by Jim8881
So would it be ok to add a large yellow tang next week.
As mentioned above this is not relly such a great idea in a younger set up. They do much better once the tank has ha some time to mature. Without LR
you will also need to make sure there is a constant supply or nori or other vegetable grazing matter.
Water is great- Salinity 1.023 amminia, Nitrite, and Nitrate are at zero. I have been told that I could maintain an ionic copper level that is safe for fish that would keep ich and other diseases down with copper safe. Can anyone tell me how to do this.
If you instead set up a proper >>QT
<< environment and place all
new aquisitions there prior to placing in the display tank, you will not have to concern yourself with maintaining any copper in the main tank at all. It will also allow you some flexability down the road if you change your mind about inverts or LR
. Once done, copper contamination is near impossible to remove completely. I also don't think the constant use of copper is very healthy for the fish. To have any affect on parasites, copper needs to be maintained above 0.15 ppm
which would also preclude the possibility of keeping puffers.
The LFS told me it would be a good idea if I was not going to add any live rock to the tank. Do I really need live rock? Should I just hold off on the fish and just a lot of live rock? What should I do?
The choice to have LR
is one of both asthetics as well as increased filtration. IME
, it is especially helpful with grazing animals like angels and tangs. Providing you have alternate filtration for the tank though, it is not essential to the success of an FO