I'd like to know what chemicals you always have on hand to keep our wee tanks balanced. It's the one area of maintenance that still eludes me.
I put about .6mL of Purple Up in with my top up RO water - usually every two days depending on evaporation rate - and at one point I was alternating that with Reef Builder but my tank had an awful algae bloom shortly after I started that, so I haven't put it back in for awhile. Might have been due to a combination of morning sunlight and a snail death.
My pH was dipping into slightly uncomfortable territory so I moved my power head so it is now hitting the opening for better surface agitation.
So what do you routinely dose and what do you keep on hand for emergencies?
1 yellow-tailed blue damsel
1 turbo, 1 nessarius snail
2 blue-legged hermits
1 cleaner shrimp
1 Red fromia starfish
Sand polyps, green star polyps, devil's hand, feather duster worm and a small army of brisle worms
1" live sand bed
8-ish pounds live rock
Stock filter with just the sponge, cycling the carbon in every two weeks for one week
Nano customs led light fixture
Edited by fuddyq, 21 June 2012 - 06:44 AM.