Hi everyone. I'm so happy to be here. I'm not new to tanks, been keeping freshwater for about fifteen years, but my husband and I are very new to saltwater tanks. We just took the plunge! Very excited. Given that we live in the city and have a bunch of tanks already, we ended up getting a tiny little 8 gallon and now have had live rocks in it for just over a week, to help the tank cycle. Not planning on putting anything in there for about a month, and then starting very small (crab, shrimp). The live rocks came with two whopping clams that we're giving phytoplankon to, as well as a large tunicate that currently doesn't look super happy (sort of shrively). But it's feeding. So, we'll see.
I am the type of person who has fish nightmares, like going down in a basement and realizing that I have 100 tanks I didn't know about, and some have lost almost all their water, while others have fish that have grown too big and are flopping around, etc. So you can probably tell I will be a nervous wreck until our new little tank stabilizes.