hey everyone. im new to this forum and new to saltwater.
i know you guys like pics so ill post some as soon as i can.(theres one in my tank profile)
so far i got a biocube 29
oceanic biocube protien skimmer
30lbs of live rock cured
petco premixed salt water
i put the rock, about an inch of sand at the bottom, and filled it up. cycled it for a week and never saw any nitrate or ammonia.
saw plenty of little worms and bug like things crawling all over the rock. and the purple and red algea had begun to spread.
i know we should have waited longer but we bought 2clowns and an bubble tip anemane. we figured with all that great LR and premade water we would be fine. the LR never spent more than 5 mins out of water.
a week later everything is fine. the fish are eating good, the algea is growing, im assuming the anemane is fine (how can you tell?). i have not noticed any nitrate or ammonia.
ive been reading everyone elses posts and i don't want to get redundant but i got a couple questions.
1 i should remove the bio balls right? if so will it hurt the fish to do so? is there a process to doing it safely or should i just take em out?
2 my temp is running around 80-82. thats too hot and im wondering if the lights are too much. are there any mods or diffrent bulbs witch could help? or a water cooler of some sort. the tanks in a cool room with a/c so i dont know
3 is it safe to put in coral? such as some zoas? i want to do a reef eventually but we kinda jumped the gun with the fish and i dont want to do that again. also when getting coral should i quarenteen them as well or is it safe to put them straight in? should i acclemate them?
ive seen lots of helpfull stuff on this site and i'm sorry if i ask the same questions on another post. a link would be great.