Thanks.. I have been brought down to earth.. but I am glad I did not make an expensive mistake, my thought at first, just buy something to increase PH and lower Ammonia so I can see something for all this money I have spent.. but I am reading lots and lots.. I do not want to make any more mistakes (well I will but maybe not as bad of ones)
Yes the fish did die with in 12 hours of placing him in the tank, funny though the peppermint shrimp is doing fine, for 9 days now, still swaying back and forth sideways, but still shy of me when I turn on the lights and come close to see him and if I can see anything new on the rocks or the sand... ugg nothing yet..
I am only wanting a FOWLR
.. I want my rock to grow something, I hope it does,
I only have a petsmart 48" light on top for now, one of those tube lights, it make my tank look cool as my water is so clear and nice..
I am still running all over the place for a skimmer and still hearing different things from different people about them...
Went 45 miles today to look at skimmers he only carried coralife needle type.. but they were 50.00 more than I could buy on ebay.. then he blew me away when I told him I have been and was about to bite the bullet on an excaliper skimmer, then he is saying they had nothing but problems with them.. so uggg again more research..
I am not rich.. but not expecting to spend 25.00 on a skimmer I want just the job to be done a little over kill maybe only for the safety of my future fish ... the ones I like and will put in this tank are NOT cheap.. and I mean each a min. of 75.00!! up to 200.00
What really gets me is everyone says No new life, yet this little bugger peppermint shrimp is fine, shoot I talk to him now.. ugg I need a life