I have recently started my first saltwater tank.
It is an AquaOne Minireef 120 liter ( with 30 liter sump ).
I have a mix of live and ceramic rock,and live aragonite sand for the aquascape.
Stocking so far is a pair of tank bred occellaris clowns, 2 skunk cleaner shrimp, 3 red legged crabs and 3 snails.
I use ready prepared salt water and ro
for top up ( from my lfs
10% weekly water changes.
My water parameters are ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate between 5 and 10 ( closer to 5 ), ph 8, phosphate .36.
i am taking steps to reduce the nitrates and phosphates by using some poly filter and will be placing some chaeto in the ( lit ) sump on reverse cycle.
What I would like to do next, after i have lowered nitrates and phosphates is to add a few coral frags and see how things progress.
What i would like to know is where should my water parameters be for adding some starter corals such as mushrooms, zoas, duncans or leathers.