Hello! I'm new here and I'm here with some info and a few questions. I've done FW
my whole life but am new to SW
. A month ago, after cycling, I started up my tank. My tank consists (currently) of 2 Picasso clowns, a small ( I mean SMALL 2 in) and a royal gramma. I have 1 cleaner shrimp, 4 turbo snails, 1 banded star and around 5 or 6 blue legged hermit crabs. For coral I have a green polyp and a couple of zoas. I've had a few issues. After getting my LED
, I've had horrible issues with a copper looking algae. It's everywhere! I mean everywhere, rocks, sand, glass. Hence, buying the snails. They have helped wonders but I still would like to know what it could be. Also, being dumb, my salinity was very high. Almost 1.035. Under that salinity, I had a long tentacle anemone die, a Kenya tree and a torch coral. I've moved on, fish and coral are very happy. So, my questions..
1. What is this algae?
2. Could the death of my coral and anemone be the cause of my salinity levels?
3. What are some corals I could get in my tank?
Thanks so much.. I appreciate any comments. So enjoy my pics!