Received my last 4.4 gallons of Nature's Ocean Nutri-seawater Ocean Nutri-seawater.
Started the overflow, working great.
Started my tank with 8.8 gallons of Nature's Ocean Nutri-seawater, Caribsea Arag-Alive special grade reef sand, 1 cup of Keys mud and 1 cup of Keys sand.
Using these items, I'm hoping it will jumpstart my bacteria.
Did water testing today to see where my parameters is after adding the reef mud and sand. Added 5 lbs of live rock.
Need some guidance.
My main question is what do I prepare for next as my tank continues to mature?
My tank is 13 weeks old. My parameters have been steady.
In the algae stage for about 2 weeks.
Although, against my plans, past weekend went to the LFS for my wife (she is setting up a Oranda or ruykin goldfish tank) and with my son.
I was looking at some coral and was asking about a green tip mushroom, then I went over and bought some red leg crabs. Got to checkout not paying attention, cause my wife had purchased a couple of items.
Got home, wife started getting things out of bag, thinking I had one, my wife handed me two. Looked at the bags, seen my crabs I knew about, looked at second bag and there was the mushroom!!!
So now I have a mushroom which I wasn't planning on for at least 3 more months.
I have added (2) female Anthias and foxface.
Tank is coming along fine. All algae is gone, wish a little stayed on the back glass. Found a couple of coralline growing on couple of rocks.
I also have a yellow watchman goby. Haven't seen him and thought maybe a crab got him.
Went to clean the skimmer and there he was, in the sump. Now I take skimmer out to get him. Also going to put a top on my overflow.