Hi guys, new guy here. Gotta say this website is pretty incredible with the help I and my cousin have received recently, much appreciated. Anyway, I've recently started my first saltwater tank after having a freshwater when I was younger. So I've decided that I'm going to show my progress in this thread. Let me know what you think. Today I mixed the salt water, waited for fours hours and then added the live sand. The live rock should be here tomorrow or the day after. Anyway, I was pretty satisfied with how well the water cleared in a few hours without a running powerhead. Here is today's progress.
After adding the water + salt mix
After adding the substrate:
And the progress on the water clearing:
Sorry for the quality, I'll use a better camera next time. hah.
Here's the current state:
Koralia Nano 425
25lbs of live rock
Not really sure about the yellow tint other than the ammonia is pretty ****in high, only been about a week since I added the live rock so.
Thursday I'm ordering a Koralia Evo 550, currently at just over 23 turnovers but the flow in some area is pretty meh so going to add another pump and try to hammer those out.
Ammonia is at 0.25 ppm, nitrites still sky high.
Yellow tint is there still, gonna have to carbon sock it eventually.
Update: 3/27 Koralia will be here thursday, adjust the rocks a bit so that when I add coral they'll actually have more than a flat face to grow on. Diatomes are showing up a bit. weee. Going to possibly to a 20% water change tomorrow. Tank will be at 54 Turnovers roughly and 975gph
Update: 4/4 Added a small cleaner crew today trites down to 0 ppm and trates around 20 ppm. Also did a 50% water change. Hopefully I can get some pics up tomorrow. tank is a bit cloudy atm. Anyway, yay! lol
Update: 5/3 Added a pair of perc. clowns about 2 weeks ago. They are doing great. Hair algae has taken ahold of the top half of my tank, I've cut back on the light down to about 6 hours a day. Need to carbon back the tank to take out the last remaining tint. Preparing for my mid june swap to the 40g. Going to be nice.