ok so I am only a few days into my first SW
reef tank( about 72 hrs into it), I have a 36 gallon bow front with a sicce voyager 2 pump (800gph), 150w heater and a eshopps protein skimmer. I have about 36lbs of florida grown live rock, set up was fairly easy with some coaching from a friend. the experts at the local fish store( where I got everything) said that it was ok to use tap water (mixed with the salt) to start with but then RO
from now on, tank cleared up within the first few hours and has gotten better sense.
does all this seem or sound right?
after about 24/30 hours I did a test on the water, heres what I got:
carbonate: seemed extremely high way above the chart that was included in the kit which stoped at 214.8ppm
am I getting ahead of my self with testing to early? just wanna make sure shits good before I go and start adding
btw the live rock had some what im hoping to be reef safe hitch hikers, 2 crabs about the size of a half dollar and a lot of tiny bugs which after an internet search look to be pods
? but also have a few bristle worms?
all in all everything seems to be ok, I hope.
any advice anyone could give on what I have or should look for get etc. would be great help!
thank you all in advance!