]So, I am setting up a 3 gallon cube.
I upgraded the filter to a 10 gallon filter. It's a Aqueon hang on back type.
for now I am using a clip on LED tetra light, but my gf ordered a clip on LED reef light for me. Should be here next week.
put about 2 cm of sand in the bottom.
used the water from the refrigerator filter dispenser, mixed it with Tetra marine Salt, and added to tank.
Added a 50 watt submersible heater
added an overpriced petco "live" rock
waited a week
went to a good lfs and bought some well seasoned live rocks. On the live rock there are 4 blue mushrooms, coralline algae, and a spaghetti/hairy worm. (thanks for the help identifying these)
added a pin-head of Coral Frenzy
temp: 76.5 F
I would like to have corals and invertebrates in this tank.
So, my questions:
Will my mushrooms die while the tank cycles? Should I take them out? Do a water change?
Is the flow too high from the filter for the mushrooms? Will reef lights be too strong for mushrooms, in such a shallow tank?
What other tests do I need?
What other types of coral could I add?
the GF wants to add brine shrimp to bring the phosphate in line. Is that a good idea?
I had a 50gallon FOWLR tank a decade ago, and a few freshwater tanks, that's it.