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Hey everyone , I have setup a nano evo 13.5 saltwater tank and got a few pieces of live rock from a friend who has been doing reef tanks for years. (Can’t keep bugging him for advice) he doesn’t have a nano tank either. He also gave me water from his tank to help speed up the cycling process. He told me I could add a CUC and some corals as it is ready. So I decided to take that advice and buy some snails and hermit crabs. I also bought some zoas to get the corals started. All my parameters seemed to be in check and the CUC liked the tank ..... until some of the snails just stopped moving and died. The zoas closed up so tight and now are what I would consider to be goners. My refractometer was giving me a reading of 1.025 but when I decided that it was time to take water to the LFS for testing he was blown away by the level of salinity I had in the tank 1.040. So I have started slowly bringing down the level of Salinity using my RODI water but am having a huge hair algae problem but am wondering if it is due to the tank cycling or the parameters being way out of whack ? Should I just toss the corals and start over ? Or see if they will make a comeback? everything else was good with my other parameters nitrite and nitrates etc.. thanks for any help or guidance in advance.
Hi reefers i have 10000 Lph pump i have used for my old 90g tank, im going to build 24*20*12 shallow cube , is it possible to use this return pump for my newsetup ? planing to run cheato refugium and couple of media reactors in sump,and im not gonna use any wavemakers for this setup , i believe my return pump will make enough water moment in main display. what you guys think about my idea ?