So here is my tank, started March 16, 09 (1 month old today!)
One question, so what is that green algae growing, good? bad? See some purple coraline growing to.
Water param's seem to be steady. Just nitrates are a bit higher than apperently they should be. Still at around 15 to 20 ppm. I did a relitively large water change, about 6 Litres, and it seemed to slightly go down but I feel like it will come up again. So I have read the sand will eventually, in an established tank, help reduce nitrates by completeing the nitrogen cycle. How long would this take and is their a way to speed up the live sand? I am going to be purchasing an RO unit rated for 50 GPD with a booster pump and tank for 200! Its a 5 stage unit, I got a special price being a 'contractor'. I love being a plumber :)
Thanks folks, any and all comments welcome.
To add, I have been thinking about it for a week and I think I will stay away from corals for now, or at least not get more than one or two (after purchasing the lighting) as I want to upgrade the tank when I move out in the next year so no point having to move to much. And I want to go full out set up, sump, etc etc.
Full tank shot.