Well as you can see im new to the board and somewhat to fish tanks. Ive always tanks here and there but never took any real serious. My latest tank is a 40 gal SW
, everything you see in my tank (rocks and sand also) was cuaght at the beach by me, except for the blue damsels.
I never did anything special for the tank, no cycle(just borrowed a sponge from an established tank), no water testing of any sort (except salinty at water changes) water change every 6 months or so, no additves except for filter feeder liquid. Everything in my tank has been with me for a long time, I guess since they are from the ocean the are pretty hardy.
Over the last two weeks I decided to add black powder to my tank and in no time my dead white coral has become engulfed with life, now my question is, is it good life or bad life, I really like the way it looks with the algae and it seems under the algae the rocks are starting to come to life does this mean I have live rocks now, or just an algae problem, if its a algae problem and I like the way it looks should I keep it.
Sorry so long, but thanks for all your help in advance and I look forward to using and contributing to this great resource.
The following pics were taken about 2 weeks apart.