Hello again... Here's a bit of an update on how things are progressing!
So... I think everything is in good order, the cycle is going well, and I found plenty of critters that came with the live rock.
There are red, green, pink Christmas tree worms, all sorts of sand dwelling worms, couple of barnacle like creatures living inside the rocks (sometimes I see their "fans"? Going in and out of the rock quite fast), I saw a chiton the other night crawling across one of the rocks, pods
, I have purple, orange, red and green coralline algae growing as well.
Now for the bad hitchhikers..
I saw a clear anemone looking creature last night, and when I turned on the light to have a clearer look it slowly retracted back inside a piece of rock so I'm thinking it's aiptasia. Would injecting it with boiling water work?
As for others... I have no idea what they are so if anyone would be able to identify them for me I'd be very grateful.
First off I have this yellowish patch growing on two rocks, and I've no idea what it could be... Maybe cyano
Then I have this purple algae(?) growing on a couple of rocks which I'm guessing could be turf algae, but again.. I'm not sure, so if someone would be able to help, I'd really appreciate that.
On another rock it looks like actual plants with stems etc.
Apart from all that there's nothing else new apart from that I'm planning on adding a sump in the very near future...
It'll be located in a separate cabinet/cupboard next to the tank itself, as the cabinet it sits on at the moment won't fit one. I'm planning a 2ft tank divided up to inlet/skimmer -> fuge/dsb
-> return/heater/canister(1250lph) running carbon, phosguard and purigen.
I'm planning to install a 2000lph overflow box and I'll be using a 2600lph return pump matched to the flow of the overflow.
What do you think? Would this be good for a 200l/55 gal
tank? Is the flow rate good at 2000lph? Or should it be more/less?
Thanks everybody, and have a lovely day/evening.