Hi everybody, I've just joined and the info I've read so far is great! I'm glad I found this site. Now on to the question.
As stated, I'm very new and have never had an aquarium before so bear with me if I sound ridiculous. I recently (4days ago) purchased a 90Gal tank/stand and have decided to go with a reef setup. So I went to my LFS
and asked what I need and heres what I came home with:
Coralife 65 Watt Light
2x Maxi-Jet 1200 Power heads
Eheim Classic canister filter
Aqua Medic Protien skimmer
and a test kit, thermometer and hydrometer
as well as approx 130lbs of live rock!
I think thats it. I'm not concerned with the setup because most of the reading I've done looks like it's a decent setup to start with.
My main concern is with the live rock. They were talking about how to speed up the cycle and three of the pieces of LR
that they sold me are covered in algea (I think) which they said would speed things up( I've attatched some pics of it). I'm a bit worried that this will spread throughout my tank and take it over or just be there forever as thats what I've read on a few sites. Thats my one and only concern as of right now so any help is greatly appreciated. I look forward to any help or advice that you guys/girls can give me!