How can you tell if your rock is still live? When I first put it in the tank I saw a little critter crawl out of a little hole and back in to another but have not seen anything else since, when I put the rock in tank it grew some aiptasia but I have got rid of that using nearly boiling water syringed in to centre.
How useful would under water blue lights be - the small ones. I thought if I had a couple at the top of my tank I could turn them on before main lights or leave them on all the time to simulate moonlight.
Is anyone familiar with the light-glo hood? I have one on my 4ft tank, it holds 2 fluorescent bulbs but they both come on together and cannot be controlled seperatly. I have been looking at putting t5 bulbs in but would like to control blue and white lights separatly. I don't really want a pendant light and I would rather keep the hood, is there anything I can do? I have seen a couple of lighting systems on e-bay that can be attatched to the hood - is this practical and possible if I removed the 2 bulbs that are in hood now?
My tank has been set up since last wednesday, on monday the amonia level was slightly above 1 and today it has gone down but nitrite is high - as expected although it has happened quicker than I expected. My rock and sand have lots of small yellowy brown patches all over it but also a couple of bright red and green patches!? Any ideas? Will try and add pictures but not sure how to!
I set my new tank up last week but due to living in a village quite a distance from my LFS I only managed to get a test kit today. My amonia level is currently 1, is that likely to be on it's way up? How long should the cycling process take roughly? I have a 4ft x 15" x 12" tank with live sand and tuffa rock in it 9 some of which may have been live). I put a small amount of food in tank on thursday - flakes and a couple of dried prawns. I also have a fluval 304 external filter running on the tank. Also what is the ideal specific gravity? I plan on keeping a couple of clown fish, an algae benny and a couple of gobies - I know I won't be able to add all at once and I'll probably change my mind several times yet!
Re: what does everyone feed there siamese fighters?
do you have a lot of movement in your water? my LFS advised me to turn my filter down as they don't like coming to the surface when there is too much water movement. I turned my filter off next time I put food in and my male fighter ate loads!