But after I put in the sun corals, I was noticing that I'd lose an awful lot of water. No evap, about 1/2" a day. I always have prepared SW, so I'd add more. It was a slow seep. When I started noticing water on the floor, I knew the tank had a leak. It wasn't the filter either, that's the first thing I checked. So, rather than wait for a huge disaster, I decided to search for an upgrade. I saw this tank at a LFS...
They had the 2.5g size, but for $5 bucks more I got twice the tank.
Empty in situ
Draining the 2.5g. I never found the leak.
Critters in their buckets. I managed to use most of my old water, LR, and substrate, so I don't expect much of a spike.
Was easy to catch everybody. Even the panda goby. Tank is setup now, acclimating the panda goby again.
Now, I didn't have enough LR, even mooching off the 8g and the 36g, so I spied this nice gsp at the LFS and the owner let me have it cheap. Now, I've got extra LR.
The next day, I had purchased another LED fixture, but on a whim I decided to use mine on this tank. It's not a lot of light, but if the gsp opened, that intensity is really much better for the sun corals. Sure enough, the GSP were open and doing well, so I kept the light.
Thanks for looking. I'm not sure what the plans are. I can add more than I previously thought. Got a bit more real estate now. The GSP really make this tank. When the sun corals open, they are sulking now, I imagine it'll look amazing. I want more crabs, so I'm looking at porcelain crabs now. But as far as other stock is concerned, I'm not sure. I'm open to suggestions.
Edited by lljdma06, 11 August 2012 - 06:24 AM.