Hello I'm back. I need help, first I have been fishless after the Velvet outbreak (10/10/08).
IYO is it safe to start adding livestock back?
Would a UV sterlizer be advisable?
Here is my stats before my water change tonight:
Calcium: 440 mg/L
Carbonate Hardness: 11dkh or 196.9 ppm kh
Ammonia: 0-.25 (the test tube color was between 0 and .25)
Our Equipment List
RO1636 Model#36PSDX Rated 120 VAC 60 HZ 40 WT
= Eclipse Natural Daylight F30T8 36in with a 22 on the end of the bulb.
bow face H=21in W= 3ft Short D= 12in Long D= 16in with glass cover.
1 Zoo Med Power sweep 30 gal
wt pre filter (rotating)
2 Wal-Mart stationary power heads
= 2x UL 100 wt
= 2x Whisper 10-30i with Biofilters
3in (100 lbs appx) live sand bed (4/50 lbs bags of non sicila playsand mixed with 25 lbs of reef orster shells and seeded with 20 lbs of actural live sand and cycled for about 8 weeks. Still have about 120/140 lbs dried, sealed, and stored in our building.
2 Bio Pro Sk-40 Air Driven Protein Skimmer
(yeah I know I need more about 70 lbs more.)
1 turbo snail
1 Marquarita(?) snail
1 clith (?) snail
2 serpent starfish (one light brown and the other striped
1 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Feather Duster