Hi, my name's Mike. I started my first saltwater tank in early november. It is a 29g tank, fairly tall but not very deep. I went through a 5 week cycling process, but was interrupted by having surgery. By the time I went home, the cycling process had finished. Over the past 3 weeks I've added 30 lb's of live rock, 2 false percula both fairly small still, 1 scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp, 6 snails and 2 blue legged hermit crabs, which are also very young.
I see everyone post about pH and gravity and stuff, but could someone explain all of the chemical levels and why you check them? I just have 2 different bottles of chems, which my LFS
provided me, and told me to use a specific amount, on certain days. And any water tests can be done there for me, for free. So I didn't see the point in spending money on test stuff at this point of time.
I regularly go on google to find answers about stuff for my tank, and this site always comes up, so I figured I should join. Looking forward to meeting you all, and learning from you, because I'll be honest, I have no idea whats happening sometimes. Thanks.