Originally Posted by TheTodd
I think it will be fine. What really matters is TDS
(Total Disolved Solids). RO
can get really close to zero with properly maintained filters. Are you doing reef or FOWLR
? I bought a TDS
meter on eBay for a few bucks and went around testing water at a bunch of places. 0 TDS
is ideal for reef, but FOWLRs are more forgiving.
I am ultimately going for Reef but I guess its nothing right now...except for my sponge...would that make me reef already?
Rock and Critter questions:
Q1. Is there a best config for the rock for a reef setup? I've prob got 2/3 of the bottom of my tank filled up and it angles toward the back of the tank as it gets higher. My talles rock is about 3 inches from the surface of the water.
Q2 my sponge is on bottom rock just above sand by the back corner of tank. Do I need to try to put his rock in a different location? Do they move around and find their ideal location on their own?
Q3 Crabs: those guys we brough from the Gulf are loving life in the tank. We put in 7 and they are happy as can be climbing all over the rock. Is 7 too many?
Q4 Snails: I put in one snail and he immediately burried himself in the sand never to be seen again. When I do the water change do I need to dig around an try to find him or remove him? Is he beneficial at all?
Q5 sandbed: During this water change I though I would do a better job of getting my rock all the way down to the bottom of the tank. Since my tank is so new, will my sandbed still be OK if I disturb it?
Q6 dead space: I still don't know wht to do with that dead space in the back corner where the overflow box is there is about a 3-4 inch square column of dead space. Do I put rock back there, leave it open for fish, a little bit of both?