Well finally a post worth getting a little excited about!
Ammonia is still .25ppm or less as of 3 days with live rock in the tank.
Got some time to actually look around the tank now that the water is somewhat clear. Still not great for pictures if you have to look through a lot of water. I'm going to try to ID most of this stuff when I get a chance to search but feel free to help yourselves.
Sump tank is a disaster from the sand settling. Took the skimmer out to be cleaned. After the cycle I'm going to do my PWC
and take it from the sump so I can clean it out. At least the 1st and last chambers. Bulb is a GE Daylight 23w flood @ 5000k. On a timer from 7am until 1am. Picking up some Chaeto this weekend.
Found this guy hiding in the rocks. Emerald crab? What should I do to feed him? I can't imagine there being anything in the tank since it just started?! I got some frozen brine shrimp with the tank when I got it which I read isn't great but I thawed some and put it into a dropper and squirted some out to him. He SNATCHED it. figured it would help with the cycle anyway.
This guy has been all over the tank. There's another smaller one as well.
Here's the mushroom. Any idea what type? If you look closer to the bottom right of it there is a white tube looking thing that goes into the rock. I noticed a hair like tentacle that comes out and waves around then gets sucked back in. What's this? Tube worm?
These are the red little tufts of hair looking things that popped up. They'll actually recess if frightened and pop back out.
Some type of Xenia?
Two things in this picture but hard to see. One looks like a little oyster of some sort? Haven't seen it do anything. The other thing has tentacles in the hole like polyp?