thanks for the warm welcome
I just added about 5 pounds more live rock and a smaller 240 gph
PH today. It is set up in my office on a small dresser so no room behind or below for sump thou I think i would like to add one later with the little 10 gallon tank i have to move the filter and heater and a little of the LR
to make things look cleaner in the tank. but not great with plumbing so it will have to wait.
it is only a week or so into the cycle i started with 15 pounds live sand and the cured live rock and been adding the stability every day. which brings up a question for the members, my ammonia jumped the other day but only to between .5 and 1. ppm
and already my nitrate is up to about 20 ppm
, no nitrite yet thou. does this mean that is all the ammonia spike i will get?
salt is at 1.024 temp at 78 but for some reason my ph dropped from 8.2 a week ago to 8. today
hope to start with small cleaning crew then probably a couple clowns maybe a coral beauty and maybe some sort of wrasse or Blennie. would like to add a couple soft coral frags or anemone for the clowns but want to make sure i have a stable tank first.