Well I have finally started my 29 gallon reef tank this weekend. I got everything tested and set up. Here is a list of my equipment.
-200 gallons of reef crystal salt mix
-18.5 pounds live rock
-24.5 pounds of dry base rock
-20 pounds live Fiji pink sand
-20 pounds live reef sand
-30 gallons ro
-box of chemi pure
-box of purigen
-hydor evolution 750 powerheads
-API saltwater master test kit
-150w metal halide w/ 2 blue actinic t5's and 4 moon lights
I checked my parameters today and it looks like my cycle has started. The parameters are as follows
Here are a few pics of the tank with the blue actinic lights on and a pic of the light. Also there is a pic of a piece of dry coral that I have had for several years. I was wondering if it would be safe to put in the tank. Its a blueish gray color and I'm wondering if its been dyed. If so how could I bleach it out then use it in my tank.
Let me know what you think of my progress so far.