I have a 65g tank with a 20g sump/refuge. I added 75lbs of semi/uncured LR
1 week ago and the tests yesterday were Ammonia 0.1, Nitrite 0.1, Nitrate 20. I think the next step will be to wait for the ammonia and nitrite to drop to zero, and do a large water change...If the levels are all zero, start stocking?? is that right?
I've been running my 2x250 MH
for 1 hour/day and I don't really see any algae. Since the cycle is almost finished, should i gradually start to increase the lighting levels? maybe 2 hours per week? up till how much a day?
I'm also confused on how I should acclimate corals to the lighting. I've heard of people running the MH
for 9 hours a day. Without anything in the tank, how long should i get them running up to? and when I get my first coral, how should I acclimate it to the light? If I get another a week later, do I acclimate the whole tank over again to the light?