Not much of a cycle. Saw a little spike in Ammonia and a little nitrate. Even threw in a large frozen shrip to get things going. Shrimp got really rancid and the protein skimmer generated a lot of nice scum.
Started off with RO/DI water.
Added live rock gradually over the past few weeks with the last bit added last Wednesday. Added the live sand on Friday.
Snails and Hermits in on Saturday.
Emeralds and Perppermints added yesterday.
Plan to add a Lawnmower Blennie sometime this week and then Green Chromis after that probably late next week.
Got a star polyp as a hitchiker on a piece of live rock, like the looks of it so may get another batch of that.
Quite a lot of bright green algae on the sand and on the back wall of the tank. Will hold off a bit on the blennie and see if the crop grows some more. What do you suggest algae be supplemented with? Kelp flakes?
i lucked out and my lawnmower blenny will eat about anything. i usually feed him spiraluna/kelp flakes but he also eats mysis. when i first got him he was a little thin. i rescued him from Petco in W. Seattle so I had to fatten him up.