Thanks, the LFS
folks didn't mention that. I can attest without any shadow of a doubt that it does indeed just dirty up the water if you don't cover the mud with the sand.
. Since I literally just started the tank do you think at this point I should just start from scratch all over again? I was given pretty poor advice at the LFS
, which I can't say is surprising.
This is for a small 10g nano reef. (It looked very nice with the 10 lbs of "live sand" before my mud disaster.) I have the AquaClear 110 as hang-on-the back refugium, and my next move was going to add 15 lbs or so of live rock and work on lighting. That was before my mud disaster. Ultimately I'd like to have some soft coral, shrimp, h crab, and maybe a goby or two. The LFS
folks said this was reasonable, bio load would be ok. Do you think so? What would you suggest for lighting? (The tank is 20").
Many thanks for your reply and welcome, I really appreciate it.