Originally Posted by lakaiguy
The whole "new tank bio load" thing seems bogus because again all the inverts are flourishing and I did go relatively slow.
First of all no one here will steer you wrong
We all went through what you are facing now one time or another . no one wants to see anyone fail ,
If I ignored the bio load issues when I started I wouldn't have the striving tank I have today ..
you can achieve the same thing , it's called patients
rushing through all the procedures to maintain a healthy tank don't happen over night , your tank is young and it has minimal needed bacteria to handle the load .
When I started I had a clown and clean up crew , I ran my system this way almost 2/12 months letting the bacteria needed build ,
you added a CUC than 2 clowns your load was diminished ,
you just took the bio load you had and made it drop to almost nothing (it's like 100% -
20% for your CUC -
75% for the 2 clowns = 5% load left adding the coral beauty took another 50%)
now if you look at it in that form you may understand better , now your in the negative 45%
it needs time to rebuild at least a few weeks 3/4 minimal
by adding the coral beauty that soon overloaded the tank causing tragic and costly losses
salt water is not as hard to keep as many say ,
the hardest part is taking your time and waiting !!!
If I rushed through it all on my tank I wouldn't have the tank I have today ,
If the bio load theory was bogus why is it many have success and your having the issues!!
it's not rocket science
many people go through this it's not just you
research is your best friend
we all are here to help you get it right the first time
saltwater is not a cheap hobby and we know the frustration of losing a fish
(The my way is the only way attitude)
will result in many more lost fish I'm sorry to say
we want you to succeed and have a tank you can be proud of . with minimal loss of live stock
I have well over 40 years of fish keeping experience and I still need to ask for help at times
and with everyone here theirs many more years of experience if you put it all together
I hope you understand what I'm trying to explain
Remember ask questions we will help