I have a striated frogfish, he's about 2 1/2" maybe less, he's pretty small.
I cycled my tank using a dead jumbo shrimp with live sand, then added live rock once my salinity was where I wanted it, after about a day or two. Added 10 more pounds of LR
each week there after, totaling 30lbs of LR
thus far. I will add 10 more lbs of LR
My tank doesn't have a heater, I live in california, and 11 months out of the year it's pretty hot, when I leave my house I keep the Air conditioner on at about 78 degrees.
I use a coralife deep six SG
parameters: temp 78 deg. nh3
: 0 , no3
:0 , no2
:0 , ph:8.4 - I don't have test kits for calcium, alk
, or phosphate yet , i plan on getting them tomorrow once i get paid :P (these results are as of last night may 29, 2007 @ ~ 8:00pm)
Surprisingly the maxi-jet 900 pushes a lot of water around, creating a pretty good surface ripple, I have it aimed at the HOB
filter which pours water into the tank - so it collides and makes a pretty realistic current. I'll get another powerhead, maybe a weaker one to put on the other side. I'll post pics of my setup, I was surprised, when I bought the protein skimmer I was really affraid it may not fit with the millenium HOB
filter - but seriously , there is about 1/8" between the skimmer and hob
I'm not sure about the wattage on my jebo lights - I explicity told the guy at the LFS
that I needed good lights because I was going to go mostly reef, and he assured me they were lights that were reef worthy. They're definitely brighter than the tank identical to mine in his shop.
Thanks for the welcomes and advice! pics to come soon!
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