04-04-2012, 09:42 PM
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Ok, so havent done an update for a bit.
Tank is progressing nicely, Coraline Algae growing everywhere, looks nice. Have a Psychopathic snail who keeps ending up on the floor, tons of pods swimming everywhere. Did lose a hermit crab unless it swapped shells as I added some to the tank...there are 20 of the little guys happily going about their business and munching on algae wafers every second day.
All levels are spot on, havent changed for a few weeks now.
Now fishes are 1 week away from going into the tank, they are finally "home" and in quarantine at the minute with a few snails and a shrimp. Only have the 2 clownfish at the moment, but will be getting 2 firefish soon after the clowns are done QT.
One quick question I have, I bought a few extra pounds of live rock, that is currently curing in a pale, I didnt realize but I accidentally unplugged the heater, water got to 55F overnight. I have tested the water a few times and not getting any readings for ammonia / Nitrite. Should I go with the side of caution and wait before adding the rock to the tank.
It was fully cured live rock at the store, but it was sat in the bag with no saltwater other than the small amount of run off for nearly 36 hours. Again, could I have completely killed it in that time, I see no white areas to indicate dead.
The piece which had the feather duster on, the feather duster didnt make it, it died off. That went into the tank and is already getting coraline on it.
I also pinched the 750gph powerhead for my freshwater tank as I had one die on me, how essential will this be when the fish are added, I only have the CUC in the main tank and a 425gph powerhead at the moment.
Ended up going with TUNZE 9002 skimmer as my LFS had it on special for $89.99.
Thanks in advance again and sorry for the long post.