Hey guys, big update. I got the tank from my friend about three weeks ago and set it up in my house. I got 2 hydor # 3's and a protein skimmer. Also put a couple pieces of cured live rock in from the LFS
. Left the tank to cycle for a few weeks. I have started to get some hair algae and a nasty diatom bloom ( no R/O, just tapwater conditioner ). Coraline algae is starting to spread nicely. I want to go ahead and get my cleanup crew in there to do some damage control ( 4 hermits, 4-6 snails? ) but I just want to make sure everything is good. Lights are on for 9 hours.
Here are my parameters as of last night.
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 10 ppm
I have not done a PWC
yet but will be doing that tonight so I think that should help with my Nitrate levels as well as trying to get rid of as much hair algae and diatoms.
I was thinking of getting 4 hermits and 4-6 snails. I do have some sponges growing, I have seen a large brisstle worm and I have also found a spinioid ( spelling?) worm.
Do you guys think my tank is ready for the cleanup crew and maybe some fish?