First of all you are going way to fast.
In case any of you know this tank is like a week or so old, she just got it (Might be 2 weeks).
So there is no way it couldve done a cycle. EX with nothing to jump start it exept that rock (Which 5 days shipping you will havea BIG spike) and those clowns. Clowns cannnot survive a cycle.
Your best hope is to do like we suggested before you got the tank. Get some shrimp, put them in there, take the clowns back for credit (so when they die you wont be out money)
Not a big cycle? This takes time. In a big tank like that it is not unusual for it to take a month or longer. In my small 30 gallon it took 2-3 weeks.
As far as your QT
, QTs have to cycle as well. QTs have to match the same water chemistry as your main tank, wich since your tank is still cycling, is not possible. QT
those fish did not do anything (and being you just got the tank, the fish didnt stay long enough in QT
for it to do anything.)
Your best hope/bet is #1 FOLLOW WHAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED HERE. You had a thread in the Getting Started about this. It was suggested you remove the CC
, but you didnt. Eventually the CC
will work its way to the top anyway, and then you have to clean it, and all the mess that goes along with CC
Also suggested was fishless cycle. Saves you more money (like two dead clowns, and a dead starfish).
A suggestion to you is buy a Phosban reactor. Like me I have cyano
(a nasty read algea. It is covering my corals so they cannot get light, and killing them). If I would have gotten a phosban reactor I dont think this would have happened.
Sorry to sound mean but you asked what needs to be done and you didnt do it. I think you are just jumping the gun, excited about a SW
tank. Take it slow.