Hey guys! Nice to be here, I'm a brand spanking new saltwater enthusiast entering the scene. Already dropped by at ReefLounge and the guys there have been great help, but I saw this community and it seems pretty cool, so who says you can only frequent one?!
Anyhow, I just started my first reef about 4 days ago. It's a 14 gallon BioCube. Glad to say all the chemical levels are fine, nitrates and nitrites are at 0, as well as amonia, and the pH is at a healthy 8.1. So far I have 12.8lbs of live rock (putting it in gradually), a Zoanthid that seems like it's doing amazingly well, and a Yellow-tail Damsel, to start the cycle. Really excited as this is my first tank, and everything looks like it's going well so far. Loving it!
Anyhow, I have plans for a 29 gallon soon. Long story short, I just bought a setup but accidentally cracked the tank (bought it from someone, not a store). Since I messed it up I'm just going to get a new tank, but I'm going to wait since I'll be moving in a month or so and it's no fun to have to move a 29g tank, albeit relatively small. Plan on it being a peaceful reef tank, can't wait to get started on it. Hopefully my experience from the smaller tank will rub off!
I'm just now learning all about chemical levels, cycling, and whatnot, so I don't know much yet, but I hopefully will soon. Even thinking about taking some marine science classes here at uni.
Anyhow, here I am! And no post would be complete without some pictures