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First saltwater tank

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I’m new to this hobby but am already obsessed! My friend has been into coral farming for years and loaned me his 14g biocube already set up with live rock, lights, and filtration so I can try things out without coming out of pocket too much. I’m super appreciative but worry I skipped a valuable lesson in patience. I’ve had the tank for a month now and only have a small frag of gsp but can’t wait to add more!

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If he gave you the tank with water and all, you should be fine.  Do you have test kits for the water?

Also, GSP can be very invasive so make sure you have it contained to an island or wall.

 

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Yes it came with water, just needed a little top off. I bought the api test kit for nitrite, nitrate, ammonia and ph. Only reading of concern is ammonia, which is 0.25-0.5. I did a little rock rearranging 2 days ago to make an island for the gsp so I’m guessing this reading is from disturbing the deep sand bed. I also scraped a lot of coraline algae off the acrylic but I don’t know if that would affect ammonia. I’ll do a water change tonight.

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I’ve decided the goal for this tank will be clownfish so my plan is to get a couple corals that are known to be hosted by clownfish then pepper the rest of the tank with colorful corals. I’m thinking I’m gonna stick to soft corals and lps. I just got a toadstool leather and really want some hammer coral. After that it’ll probably just be zoas, mushrooms, and the like.

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