Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-16-2017, 10:39 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
seeds369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: West Chester, Pa
Posts: 10
New Reefer

I have had a FOWLR up and running for about 4 years now. Truth be told I have learned more in the last six months because of forums like this. I recently purchased a small green star poly and I think a little Ricordea with a few Zoa's attached. My tank is a JBJ 24 gallon nano cube. All standard equipment that come with the tank. I added a power head for the coral. I have a clown, lawnmower, coral beauty and a six line in there now as well as my CUC. My main concern is what test kit do I need if I'm getting into coral. Currently I have Red Sea Marine Care Test Kit. What else to I need to test for?
__________________

__________________
seeds369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,473
Does it have tests for alk, calcium and magnesium? Those are the big 3 in reef tanks.
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2017, 12:40 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,245
I think the Red Sea test kit he's referring to comes with those, but in reality I wouldn't be concerned about those levels. As long as you are keeping up with your weekly water changes you won't have any issues. The stock lighting from the JBJ units should keep corals, though I wouldn't suggest anything that requires intense lighting on the sandbed.
Rather than concern over the test kit, I'd have my focus on the coral beauty being in such a small tank. The smallest tank recommended for dwarf angels is a 75...though I have kept one in a 55 reef system personally without issues. That said, for the coral beauty it was tight. I'd be fearful of aggression issues from this in such a cramped space.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 03:52 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
seeds369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: West Chester, Pa
Posts: 10
The fish were purchased prior to these forums. I went on the LFS recommendations that also put a chocolate chip starfish in with a bubble tip. Needless to say that didn't end well. I've been lucky that all the fish are laid back and get along quit well. I do my water changes every week. The coral have been in there a week now and they still look good. Thanks for the info guys.
__________________
seeds369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
reef

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new confused ex "reefer" SUP! (mobile al) ryanvise. Member Introductions 0 02-13-2011 06:27 PM
new reefer. newbie reefer Member Introductions 0 02-03-2011 10:17 AM
New member, older reefer Herbager Member Introductions 5 03-15-2010 10:12 PM
New Reefer MarkhamDave Member Introductions 11 01-10-2009 09:35 PM
New lil' Reefer sumphead Aquaria Off-Topic 13 01-03-2005 10:53 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.