recently joined the forum, thought it would be a great way of getting a little advise on the do's and don't of this venture.
I've kept Koi for several years now in a 750 Gallon pond, but thought I would venture inside with a Marine tank after seeing just how beautiful they can look with Coral and a few fish. Set up a reasonable small tank last week, 130lt, have used Caribsea live sand and also some cured live rock. I added pre salted water form local shop, also, been adding a few recommended Aquavita products to help with the cycle. All parameters looking good, AM 0, Nitrite O, Nitrate 0.25, PH 8, KH 12, Calcium 420, Salinity 1.025. Live rock has begun to change colour with some algae now appearing, also sand has a few dark patches.
Before adding any fish, I though adding a CUC would be a good first step, a selection of snails, a few hermits and a shrimp.
Was also think of picking up a couple of frags, something easy, maybe a toadstool and a Duncan?
Be interested to know peoples thoughts on adding the CUC and Coral, is it to early, maybe another week?