Hello, so I finally had a chance to visit J&L's aquatics and picked up some saltwater supplies. This isen't my first time doing SW, but definatly the time where I have invested the most. Ill be keeping this thread updated of progress as well as ask some questions to more expeirenced reefers out there. Thanks and enjoy the pictures!
So I picked up a Biocube 14 at J&L's a few days back. I think its the one that came with the upgraded lighting. (also picked up a stand)
Also got around 20LBS of this new "Real Reef Rock", both base and branching.
Here is the tank before I added anything to it, with the stand.
I took out half the bioballs and added a bag of chemipure elite. Not sure if I should take all the bioballs out. any advice anyone?
That is the tank after set up, still very cloudy because of the fine argonite sand I used.
After a day, (today), the water has cleared up and you can get a good view of the aquascape I did with the rock and branches.
My tank is near the windows, although the tempature is just right, it gets a bit of sunlight everyday for a while. Would this cause huge algae problems? because its not to late to find a solution now then be sorry later.
Also, I have 20LBS of cured liverock, 10LBS of livesand, and I dose the tank with at least 20ml of Seachem new tank Stabilizer. I also put in some brine shrimp for it to decomepose. Its been about 4 days since I set it up, and I plan on dosing it for 2 weeks. Am I ready to add my clean up crew after I dose the tank for a week? I haven't tested my water yet but I will do so later today. I have the API freshwater test kit, but after hours of browsing forums, I am sure that I can use it for saltwater.
Here is a good view of the aquascaping I did
Ill keep you guys updated with the tank when I get my cuc, fish and corals! Any advice is appreceiated and please awnser some of the questions I had if you can!