Well I tore my tank down last week. I had hair algae, cyno, and aptasia running rampid. I decided that the best thing would be to sell the fish back to the lfs
and start over right. I just cleaned out the tank and I am going to begin curing the base rock that I have. The owner of the lfs
(who I am friends with) said he could hook me up with a skimmer, and possibly even a sump. I will use only RO
water, and I want to use sand instead of cc
. I also plan on investing in a refractometer, when I tested my water, my hydrometer read 1.024. When the lfs
owner checked it with a refractometer, it was 1.029. I am very surprised that anything was alive in there, but all the fish survived and were sold already from the store. Besides using raw shrimp to cycle, does anybody have any suggestions on what else I could do to make the process easier? I am really heartbroken looking at an empty tank after what it once was.