I started an 80 gal
reef tank. My 1st. Here is its status:
first 32lbs live rock seven days ago
2nd 30 lbs live rock six days ago
last 18 lbs three days ago.
I have a fluval 404 and a rena canister running. Lights on 10 hours a day. Temp currently at 81.3 deg. Salinity at 26.5. Only thing in tank is live rock and two crabs that rode along.
here's the thing. Ive checked water every day looking to see amonia rise. Every time amonia at .25-.5 and Nitrite .5. Today both are ZERO. The only thing different in my tank is the ugly brown algae(not hairy) covering the live sand in the corner and on parts of the live rock.
I am confused and lost. Does anything I am saying make any sense? I could use help.