Originally Posted by Pasfur
You did an outstanding job on this. The sand depth is perfect. The live rock display is open and allow good water flow between rocks. You have minimal sand to rock contact, preventing detritus from settling and maximizing the sand benefits. Very nice.
Wow thanks for the kind words Pasfur, it means alot coming from you! Its always great when you can make your mentor proud! Im still trying to take things slow right now even though its getting harder knowing that the tank is closer to being fully cycled, well I think it is fully cycled but stability will definately improve the more the tank matures. I dont want to add to much at once but I want to continue to add more specimens to my cleanup crew. I was thinking maybe Friday I could add some more members to my CUC.
Pasfur, do you think it would be ok to add another 3 Astrea snails, 6 Nassarius snails and an Emerald crab? I dont need to add this many at once but would like to if you feel its safe to do so. And if your comfortable with adding those specimens, what if I added a sand sifting cucumber to that list?
Also, on my LFS website, the owner claims you should have 1 snail per gallon of water. I might be misunderstanding this here, but I almost think she recommends 1 per gallon of a couple different species. This seems overkill to me, what do you folks think?
Marine666, I will be adding fish last. I would like to finish my CUC and establish some corals in the tank before introducing any fish. I hope that within the next two weeks I will get at least one Anemone. Ultimately I would like 2, one for each clownfish I plan to have in the tank but time will tell if thats necessary or even a good idea. I still need to do tons of research so I havent made any decisions, but I do know fish are the least of my concerns right now.
So right now Im keeping an eye on all water params that Im able to test and just sitting back and enjoying my tank. There isnt a whole lot to look at just yet but its still enjoyable nonetheless. Im looking forward the Thursday when my skimmer arrives as well as my test kit and BIonic so I can focus on learning when/how much buffer/calcium supplement to add as needed so I can focus on coraline algae growth as well as stability of my reef.
Ill continue to update the thread as things progress. Thanks for taking the time to look everyone! It only gets more interesting from here on out!