Here's the latest update.
My tank seems to have cycled quickly. Ammonia and nitrite levels have been at zero for several days. Nitrates were high (>60 ppm
) but dropped below 15 ppm
with the first water change. I decided to add some livestock, and bought a small a yellow watchman goby and bicolor blenny.
I also picked up a AcanLighting A104AC LED
fixture. It was more money than I originally wanted to spend, but it's a beautiful light and won't limit the corals I can choose.
Here's a pic of what the setup looks like right now.