All in all, spent about 115 dollars. I got...
10lbs of marine sand
10lb of live, cultured rock
Hood and 20w florescent light
thermometer/hydrometer combo thingy, cheap, but works alright..
powerhead for 30g
Zebra damsel fish
10g of premixed saltwater
1 hermit crab
I have a question...
It's probably due to acclimation, but I bought the damselfish and just threw him in the tank. I was worried he would suffocate, I had him in his bag for about 2 hours setting up the tank. He has been hiding but now just hangs in the top corner. He's gasping for air and his fins are moving fast. I dunno if he was healthy to begin with, but I'm concerned. I didn't want him for cycling purpose, I work at the LFS
and he was bullied by the other fish and I felt bad.
Is he probably just really stressed? Is their a decent level of oxygen? The powerhead isn't running. When it was, it would just spew my water around and all I seen was sand flying everywhere, or salt, I have no clue. It was awful, could barely see into the tank.
The water I used is premixed and sold in 5g bags. It says that it is the right ph and salinity, and my rock has some red algae on it. Dunno if it's "Good", again, nabbed it from my LFS
Anyway, here is a short video of the aquarium. Any tips/suggestions? Don't say get a water test kit.. I can test it for free at my job!
Be sure to play in HD
The tank is pretty bare bones ATM, LFS
has outrageous rock prices, gonna pick up some zuffa rock tomorrow and let it culture.