El Fab's Simple Guide to Pico Tanks
Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:05 AM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:18 AM
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Mark's Two Tubs of Coral ... and a few fish (free likes to all visitors, while supplies last!)
Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
I ordered this one
When I am pretty sure this is the one I meant to order
Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:30 AM
Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:40 AM
Beautiful tank, I watched the video of your 3 gallon on youtube, as well.
I have a new 3 gallon that is cycling. I've made a few mistakes already, but so far so good. One mistake was adding live rock from a fully seasoned aquarium before the cycle completed. There are creatures climbing out all over. I hope they live through the cycle, I don't like killing things...
I'm torn on what type of corals, inverts, and fish to add, when the cycle finally completes. If I even do fish...
Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:19 AM
Whats cool to know is that none of the creatures have to die.
when you add live rock to a tank of dry rock, no lethal substances are produced and the tank just runs on the abilities of the cycled rock you use. the only thing lethal will be ammonia you were told to add (dead shrimp)
so, since you can easily fix that, simply change out all the water rendering zero ammonia and wait to add fish for a while. you can add corals as soon as after the water change. All you need is a bioload that will not eclipse the huge filtering abilities of the live rock portion of your tank. post a tank pic, lets see the balance between live and dead rock. corals are considered low to no bioload. You do not have to cycle this tank of yours with ammonia, you mixed live and dead components, so select to keep the living alive and you will be fine.