Three days ago I was at work & my fiance called me & said she thought it was Christmas or something because DHL dropped off 2 big boxes & FedEx dropped off 7 boxes. I was pretty happy since on both sites it said it wouldn't be in until the first of next week. So we have spent the last 2 days setting the tank up. We filled it & added salt on thursday morning, with the ph's & heater. Checked the sg
& it was 1.023. Added sand that night & tuned off the ph's. Went shopping for some toys for the quarantine tank & get some lr
. We added 100 lbs of base last night & put in 20 lbs of lr
that we got yesterday morning. Set up the quarantine tank, filled it, checked the sg
& everything is good. The guy at the lfs
told me we could put a piece of lr
in the quarantine tank to cycle with. Is this right? Do you all think 2 SEIO M1100's are ok to move the water?
It was a friends birthday last night so we grilled steaks & I picked up a few lbs of shrimp to grill also. So I threw 2 shrimp in the 100g & a small section in the 20g quarantine with the 5 to 6 lb piece of lr
. Is that ok?
I do have a question about covering the top of the tank. It cake with glass that fits over the top & pretty much seals it off, but I think I've read before that I don't want that. Do I need to get anything to go over it that doesn't completely cover & seal it off for now? I know that once I get fish I will need to get egg crate or something like it for th top.