Hi everyone! Well, I have a 12g Aquapod that is 3 weeks old now. Last week, I put in a small cleanup crew of 5 mexican red-leg hermits, 2 scarlet hermits, 2 super tongan nassarius snails and 2 cerith snails. This crew did an amazing job and my rock looks crystal clean. I have a little algae growth on the sand bottom (3 inches thick) and a little on the glass but I expect that algae to be gone soon as well.
All of my tank parameters are solid. ph 8.2, Alk
4meg/L, Amm 0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates 1-2 ppm
, Calcium 400, temp 77-79 degrees. Maxijet 900 seems to be providing sufficient flow as I have no cyano
anymore (the hermits seems to like what little cyano
was growing but after I adjusted the flow a bit, the areas where spots of cyano
were growing no longer have it).
I eventually want to add corals but would like to have the tank mature for 4-6 months before tackling them. I was thinking that a shrimp or two might be next in order or one percula. What would be your recommendation? Also, if I go with a shrimp or two, will I need to supplement the tank with iodine as well as feed them or will a cleaner shrimp or blood shrimp be able to find food in the tank?
Do those with shrimp have an iodine test kit or there is no need for one?
Thanks for your advice!