I did it! after several months of research, reading, and watching online videos, yesterday I set up my first Saltwater aquarium. Just the substrate, water and some dry rock right now. I plan to stop at my LFS
to pick up 20 pounds of LR
tonight. I haven't tested the water yet. This morning the dusted had all about settled and the water looked pretty clear.
My Question is: After adding my LR
, when should I start adding my clean up crew? I understand there will be some die off from the LR
and I'll want that cleaned up before I add my fish. I probably won't add fish for a few months. I have a 30g tank. I currently have about 20 pounds of dry rock and will be adding 20 pounds LR
tonight. I'd like to wait for the dry rock to be seeded before adding many fish.
Also, I currently have a HOB
filter, that was part of my freshwater tank. I've replaced the carbon filter with Bioballs. The guy at the LFS
told me I really don't need it if I've got enough LR
. Is this adequate filtration? I really only plan to have a couple clowns and some damsels to start. While planning this tank I could hear my Grandfather in my head saying "keep it simple stupid." So, that's what I wanted to do. At-least to start.