Patience grasshopper! I keep telling myself that . . .
So taking the advice gleaned from these fora; (and forgetting everything the lfs
I have removed the substrate and replaced it with Southdown (5”-6” added 3/1/03)
I added 50 pounds of base and 95 pounds of live rock ((50# added 2/22/03, 45# added 3/4/03))
I added 2 powerheads (hagen 802 with filters)
Removed the bio balls from the wet/dry
Ordered a RO
and a refractometer
I can’t help myself.
Every time the sand storm settles enough to see the back of the tank I find myself re-arranging the rock, causing another sand storm.
Current readings using:
Ammonia Free 0; Total .13 .25
So it looks like the tank has started cycling
. I did a partial water change yesterday (15 gal
) but won’t do any more till the RO
I was hoping to have something purty to look at before I have some minor surgery on the 21st. I’ll be home (unable to drive for 10 days) and will need something besides work to keep me from going crazy. Is there any chance of adding visible life to the tank by then?
Next – what to add first? Second? Third; …last
I know, I know … Patience grasshopper