Dedicated Reef Adict
ok...Im New to the nano world...ive had larger tanks which are a lot easier to take care of...this nano is giving me hell...i made a bad mistake off the line...i only cycled it for a bout a week and a half befor i thru live rock and a few damsils in the tank...well with my larger tanks ( 55 & 40 gal ) that was fine...no prob at all...but this one...the rock is doing fine the coraline algea is taking off...i have calerapa growing on some of the rock...wch is fine and what i want...the fish are of course dead they got ick about a wek after i put them in the tank due to stress and whatnot which is fine they were cheapo no money lost...i treated the ick with instant ocean life guard ... a 6 day treatment for diseases and viruses in saltwater tanks...since i dont have any fish iidk if its gone or not but i also heard cycle it for about a month so the virus dies off and then try again with the fish...i have a red slime algea starting to take notice in this tank...so its pretty muchone thing after another..the tank is about 2 months old now...i have a few crabs in it and they seem to be moving around...i am debating on what to get next as cleaners....in my lager tanks i had a lawnmower blennys blue-leg crabs cleaner shrimp and turbos...they took care of most of the tank wonderfully....i do my 5 day water changes at 25% vaccume the live sand and this algea wont go away...what can i do ? i have a penguine 100 bio-wheel that filters 100 gph and a hydor koralia power head that circluates 240ghp im retty sure i have plenty of water flow , i have coralife mini compacts 2x45 or 90 idk only about 4 months old 2 10000 k daylight and the usuall actinic mixture bulbs .... i have all the kent marine chemicals calcium iodine iron tech-m essential elements i use instant ocean reef crystals salt mix...i dont have a test kit for nitrates and nitrites or phosphates which im sure i will need for such a small tank but i have never had it in the past and it havs been just fine.,. if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to lend a hand it will be greatly appreciated ... [email protected] or post on here thanks!!!