I just set up my new 28gal saltwater tank. No LR
After 5 days of running, I brought a water sample to my LFS
, and they suggested starting the cycle with 3 Yellow Tail Damsels. After much reading, I now know this was the wrong thing to do.
So, now I have the fish, and they seem to be doing well, however, my water is somewhat cloudy/hazy. Here is a picture of the tank.
I just performed my first water test. What do you think? I'm guessing the PH is 8, guessing the ammonia is .25, Nitrite is 0, and Nitrate is (again guessing) 5.
I did not rinse my sand (which I now know was also not good)
Any advice on clearing up the water? And keeping the fish happy and healthy?