Hello! I started a 20 gal
. reef tank and am having serious issues! I've heard you guys are awesome so i would love to hear your opinions! Tank has been up since feb. 25. I used live sand and rock (maybe around 20lbs rock? And 40lbs sand) and am using lighting with 3 actinic bulbs and 3 t5s. Just using hob
filter, have a protein skimmer but don't have it in tank as it makes me crazy! Also have small circulator. Nothing will live in this thing! I've tried both ro
water and tap and all readings seem good. Nitrates 0
Everything else is where it should be but i don't have numbers off the top of my head. I am starting to think that the tank is too clean. I've had a brown algae bloom that was pretty bad but now it is sparkling clean! I have 2 blue leg crabs and 3 narcissus (spelling?) Snails in there now. Also have zoas polyps that are alive and will somewhat open but not all the way. Had a clownfish do well for a while and added an anemone, it died and wiped the tank. Now (with totally new water (straight tap water with salt and a buffer) since anemone incident) i cant get a fish to live to save my life! Opinions on tap vs ro
? Too much lighting? Tank too clean? I really don't know. When i take water in for testing they tell me it looks great! Well, clearly its not great if a damsel will die within an hour being in there! I do drip acclimation. Tank is 80°. I'm trying to think of all info i can so if i left out something let me know! Thanks so much for any help!