Currently setting up a 55G FOwLR
and hope to move quickly, after 6 months or so, to a Reef. The tank is still cycling (Ammonia-0.25, NO3
- 5, NO4-0.1) and I have a few questions before I begin to put in live stock.
40# of FA LR
and 40# of base rock that have been in since 5/9
Penguin 1140 PH (300GPH)
(300PH)- Filter media still in basket, no carbon
AquaC Remora HOB
with Maxijet 1200- started last night
Substrate 55# of CarbiSea Aragonite
Picture of tank included as you guys/gals often seem to notice stuff from the picutures that I do not think to add.
1) When do I add a clean up crew and what suggestions would you have for what it should contain? I was planning on ordering a standard 55Gal clean up crew package from Marine Depot.
2) Can I get rid of the AquaClear and filter media? I am worried that with only 40# of LR
that this will not be enough of a filter. Will this mess up the cycling process if I remove the filter media as it has been there since I started cycling 3 weeks ago?
3) Should I do anything with my substrate now to set up for conversion to reef later
Thanks for the help/suggestions.