Thank you for answering posts for me 54Seaweed!
I've learned a lot looking at your site and also looking at Casey's site. I've been all over this forum trying to become more knowledgeable and it has been a great help!
I threw a fresh shrimp into the tank last night hoping to jump start the cycling process. If my ammonia and nitrites spike today how high should I let them go before I take the shrimp out? I was actually hoping the starfish would eat on the shrimp but I've not seen him do so as of yet and not sure he can eat on a whole shrimp.
My starfish started moving around like crazy yesterday,
I think he is finally acclimating to the tank although he did go and hide up in the rocks last night so I might not see him for awhile. Is it ok that he has torn off several of the ends of his tentacles will they grow back and will he survive them being gone?
I need to raise the salinity in the tank and I'm hoping to do that with a couple of WC
's this weekend, if my tank is still cycling will it hurt to do the water change? I'm hoping that putting the shrimp in there yesterday will make the tank cycle and the WC
will come and just the right time.
Do I make the salinity in the batch of water I'm going to change with a higher salinity maybe 1.027 - 1.028 to bring up what is in the tank of 1.022? I want the tank to be 1.025 which is said to be optimal for fish.
I won't be adding fish until the end of November as I will be going out of town for Thanksgiving and thought I should wait until I get back.