I started my 46 gal
tank a month ago with tap. Added live bacteria and only 15 lbs of live rock, I let all that settle down a bit, then added 2 clowns (w/anemone that they were glued to @ the LFS
,) 3 damsels... Two casualties so far, one of my clowns
, and the anemone
. I made the mistake of listening to employees at the store that knew very little more then I did.. lesson learned (found another store.) Only other problem so far is rather high phosphate level.
To combat the high phosphate I purchased a product called No_Phos.. my NEW LFS
store recommend it. Between the no-phos and standard water changes, phosphate level is down to reasonable.. BUT.. I was reading earlier that anything other then water changes to bring the level down can be hazardous to the tank.. Anyone have any experience with this product, or any comments on my remedy for the phos level?
, about the Keys rock... I had the opportunity to talk to Ron over the weekend from www.liverocks.com
They were in the keys harvesting LR
.. from what Ron said this harvest is awesome... I learned about them through this forum.. I was about ready to take the 4 hour drive and get the pick of the harvest.. unfortunately the timing for me did not work out. These guys do seem genuine and were very helpful. Hopefully soon I will be able to get the deal of the day (no shipping) when I drive over to pick up the LR
. May your tanks prosper, WildFlower