ok well i know this needs to be listed somewhere else but i have tried all day to get my question on here and this is the only one i can post in. so if someone sees please move it to the apporiate section.
anyways i picked up FREE a 65 acrlic bow front with a 20 sump( skimmer and wet/dry filter in it. there is suppose to be little over 100lbs of lr
, not sure i didnt weight it, but its stacks 27 inch 17 inch wide and is at least 5 inchs thick and after moving it i would says its probably at least 100. the sand bed is at least 4 inch deep. 175 mh
so problem one, i dont beleieve ro
water was used so i have alot of green alage and some patches of bubble alage. i plan to fix phosphates by water change and a emerald crab to attach the bubble. so good ??
problem two the sand is full of junk no power heads were used so alot of stuff has piled up and it look that the tank has been up for at least 5 plus years. so if this is going to be a huge nitrate problem would it hurt that much to throught it out and by 10lbs ls
from premium aquatics and the rest fill up with playsand to eventually become live sand.
the sump next issue i dont think i need the wet dry filter since i have almost 2lbs per gallon ?? and would rather out lr
rubble in its place with chateo
ok and last the tank had a few fish and one of the hardest to keep a alive a mandarin goby. not sure how long this fish has been in there and i hope that there was copepods established in the tank. but i fear after moving it i may have a problem and does anyone know if i can buy some copepods somewhere. at sometime ago there was a person on ebay who sold these anyone buy some of them ?? and i cant send this little guy to the lfs
they dont even know what they eat. i assume if i buy some grude from premium aquatics there would be some but maybe not enough to get any colony of them to support this guy early enough before he starves??
ok let me know if anyone has ideas i would like to get this set back and going and with 2 month upgrade to a 400 w mh
and start adding corals and maybe a clam
thanks in advance