12-22-2011, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
Would you be willing to share that $1500 mistake so we don't make the same mistake if we decide to go salty too?
Scares me to death for that very reason...$$$
number one mistake was the wrong water DO NOT USE TAP even conditioned it has a lot of stuff in it you do not want in your tank .. that was the root of all that went wrong!!!
the number two thing is that more is not always better follow the KISS rule (Keep IT SIMPLE SILLY) .. of all the tanks i have researched and that have had 10+ years they are ran simple set ups...
another and super important go SSSLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW . take your time as a great reefer once told me the only things that happen fast in a saltwater tank are bad things... take your time read everything look at opposing views and make your own way not everything works for everyone and no one is 100% right...
so far i have really taken all of these things to heart and this thread will be my proving ground.
yesterday i noticed a little more diotom in the tank which is good but it really needs to spread farther... the shrimp is certainly helping things move along.. i figure i have about 4 maybe 5 weeks to go before i can start actively seeking my snails and crabs... then its time to hunt for macros!!