I just want to share with everyone my first salt tank. its a 10 gal tank that was giving to me. the substrate is crushed Coral. it has about 7 pounds of live rock.A 200 GPH power head and a HOB filter rated for the 10 gal tank. All I have in the HOB filter is carbon.
The tank has been a long road of patience. I started out reading about the small 10 gal tanks and found out that it was not something to speed through. it has taken me almost a year to get to where i am now. I still have things I wat to change. like lighting, add more rock. but it is a tank that is at my desk at my office and I find that I can speed many a day just pering inside it to see what has showed up. I have so many copapods (SP?) that it reminds me of seamonkeys.
Would like to add 1 or 2 small fish someday but that will be a ways down the road.
I do a water change about every month about 2 gals and thats it. my water params are in line and have been for about 6 months. Itest every two weeks
just tested today and did some tank maintance here are my readings.
HR ph 8.2
temp set at 78 F
have a deep blue t5 10,000 8w and a corallife 11" with a 6w 10,000 t5 and a 6w t5 att for lighting
here is some pictures. everything is either eatting or pissed at me for doing some cleaning and maint on the tank.