Reply to all: My external pump is only 700 gph
but I am going to get a bigger power head. I think your right about the lights bleaching the rocks. Will I ever be able to use the MH
lights I plan on having corals someday? When should I start using them again?
Yes my nitrite is 0 also. I did see a little increase in Ammonia but nothing real huge. As I look back and read what I wrote this morning I mistakenly put Nitrates are at 20, I am sorry they were at 10, with no ammonia now, PH 8.1 in the morning, higher in the evening, I read about why that happens in another thread!
I went to the pet store on the way home and purchased some 12 turbo snails (they are huge suckers
) and 4 crabs ( one sally lightfoot and 3 emerald). I also got two smaller heaters. I did not read your post until I was back but I did get a lawnmover blenny (ugly things), but I may take him back now that I read what you said. And guess what I found, the shrimp, alive!!! He is shy!!
I know I do not have near enough rock, maybe 40 pounds. That is all I could get my hands on. I wanted big pieces not little chunks and that was all they had at three FS's in Denver my LFS
. I do have a quarentine tank set up that I plan to cure rock in as I find it over the next couple of months. The greatest challenge with this whole thing has been my location. Not changing that thought
I mixed my saline up for a my first water change this weekend. So when I change the water should I suck the diatoms off the bottom with the gravel vacuum, or just drain water off the top?
I am on my way to a real tank! What a test of patience this has been. Thanks again for your help could not have done it with out all of you.