Originally Posted by ASpec
Agreed, the spike will be minimal. Worst case you'd need to do a couple water changes (10% to 20%) for 3-5 days.
Also keep in mind when ordering rock from LR
.com that if you can plan it right, be home when the box is delivered so the rock can go straight into your tank. This will help minimize potential dieoff.
The water changes is how I handled it, with the addition of Prime, which supposedly renders non-toxic the nitrites in the water. Others may question this move, but I know people who swear by it.
Also .. be aware that DHL may REQUIRE you to be home ... else it goes back with the driver. Check it out and be sure!!! Besides, you'll want to be there when it comes - I paced the floor for hours waiting for mine!!
standard 55 lbs LR
, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal
sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC
combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4
Livestock I added:
1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata
, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids.
assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.
Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)
List of possible/likely newcomers:
Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.