-I am doing a 5 gallon water change once a week using RO
saltwater that I buy from Big Al's. I have never run any tests on their water before - I will when I pick some up this weekend.
-I feed every other day. One feeding is frozen brine shrimp - then the next feeding is Spectrum pellets. I only feed as much as they will eat.
-I run my lights on average about 8 hours a day. The lights are about 2 months old.
-My tank was set up this past Feb - makes it 10 months old.
-If I remember correctly I added sand first.
-I just ran out of test strips - but last time I checked it (last week) No2
were at 0 and Ph was at 8.0.......I'm getting more strips this weekend.
-The urchins did a real good job of mowing the lawn - but they have for some reason become lazy lately. My lawnmower blenny scrapes at the algae, but prefers eating the shrimp (weirdo).
-Yes, I have added another powerhead, but it is pointed up to the surface so that it will break up the yucky stuff. Hopefully the skimmer will take care of this and I can repurpose the new powerhead.
-I think I need to pick up a phosphate test kit this weekend as well......