10-11-2011, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by futbalstud42
I have just started my first FOWLR tank. It is a 29gal with 20lbs of liverock, live aragonite sand and two ocellaris clowns. the tank and rock has been set up for three weeks and cycled well, I just added the fish three days ago. They are eating and seem to be doing well
here are my questions:
1) My father-in-law gave me a bag of instant ocean salt that he had fifteen years ago. It is in the original bag, and has been wrapped in two walmart bags and kept in a closet all this time. Is this salt still ok to use?
2) I want to add other fish over time, I plan on adding a cleaning crew and a couple gobies. my LPS owner has said that I should wait a year before adding gobies. This seems extreme to me. How long do I need to wait?
I personally spoke to the Instant Ocean folks a couple years back with this question. They suggested that I not use the outdated salt, due to buffering additives having a life shelf.
Your goby question can not be answered yet. It depends entirely on what type of goby you are looking to buy. What are you interested in?