After watching the PBT in the dealer tank for over two weeks, I decided to try this beautiful specimen. I got a 10 gallon tank with basic HOB
filter and filled it up with water from the main tank. Readings are WNL except for Nitrate which is at 3 ppm
. I put in a big piece of LR
and some red algae. Per recommendation of the LFS
, I was advised to use "Ick-Attack" instead of "Cooper-Safe" since the later will contaminate the main tank when the fish is transfered (even without water from QT) as I was told. This morning, he got ICK all over and the bottle says that it is reef safe with "herbal" ingredients. I have never had any luck with herbal stuff so I think Coopersafe may be more effective? So should I leave this alone or should I replace with some water (new or from main tank?) then try Coppersafe?
I know I am gonna to take a beating at this but my main tank is as follows:
1. 125 gallon with 20 gallon Sump (red and green Caulepra algae and 24 hours lighting).
2. Marine land 100 gallon rated skimmer, 3 Kora powerheads, 3 blue and 3 white T5 bubs (Nova extreme).
3. 3 Toad stools, one candy cane, one pulsating xena, 3 finger corals, 2 green bulb looking corals, one green star polyp.
4. 4 green chromis, 8 yellow tail damels, 1 yellow wrasse, one blenny, one foxface, 4 tomato clowns, one Pajama cardinal, one mardarine fish, one fire shrimp, 2 cleaner shrimp, two urchins.
4. 20 gallon PWC
every two weeks.
The highest Nitrate ever recorded is 20. Everytime, after PWC
of 20 gallons, the Nitrate drops to 3 ppm
. There corals are doing fine except the Toadstools that at time go into retreat for many days. There are pink algae all over the rocks and thriving. I give Iodine drop every other day.
OK, with that please advise me on my QT protocol and comment on my set up with the future PBT tenant. Thanks Dai