Hello - i recently just started putting fish & soft corals into my 40g (tall)tank. What i have now is a 405 fluval canister, p skimmer, heater, Marine land Reef capable LED
lighting (24 - 36” - (23) 10,000K White & (4) 460 nm Blue 1W LEDs – 1670 Lumens), thermometer, hydrometer...i also have a handful of reef supplements, and about 30 pounds LR
after about a month of cycling my Amon., Nitrate & Nirtite all spiked and is now at 0..
Salinity is 1.024 - 1.025 / PH 7.9/8.0
Throughout the past 2 weeks i have been adding fish::: I now have 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Percula Clown(pretty small), 1 turbo snail, 1 hermit crab (small), 2 blue damsels(small), 1 purple firefish, 1 algae blenny, and 1 bi-color shrimp...
On Saturday i added 1 blue/purple/green zoo soft coral - about 10 or so actual flower tops (they came on a piece of LR) and a Toad stool leather soft coral.
I have a question about the T/S leather.. i see about two or three clear strings extend and retract from it.. Is this normal? ( dumb question: i assume its using it to get food)
I bout liquid food for the two Soft coral and i feed the other fish a mix of flakes / frozen shrimp (in the sq. plastic )/ pellets and sometimes put a piece of algae in the tank for a cpl hrs..
What are some other REEF SAFE fish that are full of color / hypnotizing to look at / Not aggressive / somewhat hardy / get along with the fish i have already?????
Also what are some other soft corals that would be a good addition to my tank...
also i just did a 20% water change last night... fish/corals are looking great..
FYI - for the past 3 years i had a FW
tank *25g* and decided to change to SW
even tho it's a lot more work -with saltwater - (i.e, research, equipment, water testng, etc.) its defidently worth it at the end of the day.