After months of research and reading and talking to people, my tank is now started. Got everything I needed for christmas. Spent 2 days cleaning the old tank, getting the water ready, sand rinsed and in the tank, pumps and filters running, and added the rock two days ago. Water has cleared up and now seeing tiny things popping out of some of the rocks. Now I have to wait and watch and read some more. Did all tests this morning and recorded everything. Going to start with FOWLR
. After getting everything in, running and water cleared up, now my wife is taking an interest and she wants to see coral, plants, and who knows what. I now have to tell her like I have been told, move slowly, very slowly and in time, and with some good advice, things will start to happen. We saw a tank today that was FO
but they had fake plants in it and it looks so nice. I thought you couldn't put those fake plants in with salt water fish. Any comments on that? Been alot of work getting everything running and rocks arranged but now we see why it takes so much work and we now can look forward to having some stock in it. I hope by the end of Feb, we can maybe add a fish or two.
Thanks everyone for your advice.