Originally Posted by BenPadelski
First off. If your tank is just cycled for 5 days your pod population isnt anything and your dragonet will die. Unless you get him to eat frozen which is no easy task. 2nd off you need a lot more rock, not live rock, just rock. It will become live after its in there for a while. And the fish you want all depends on what type of tank you want. A reef? A predator tank? A community tank? It depends. And yes the brown algae is diatoms. Very very ugly, but it will pass. But as of now id get that dragonet out and get something else.
Actually I'm keeping the dragonet only because he's doing really well and my pods
are low yes, but he eats frozen brine and live brine no problem. I'm doing a reef tank and I guess getting more LR
maybe 20lbs and 20lbs of dry rock idk any suggestions?