So I started my first marine tank yesterday on a whim. I was at the beach (intercostal) where I live, here in South Florida, Atlantic Ocean side, with my wife when she sees a little tiny conch shell. So I picked it up and sure enoughf it was alive! I was so excited, it's was really cool and I had to keep it, after all I am a true conch myself, born in Key West Florida, so I grabbed up in a little cup with some intercostal ocean water and took him home. I then rushed to Walmart and bought a 10 gallon aquarium and two 5 gal buckets. I went back to the same place on the intercostal and got some sand and water from his natural environment. I set the tank up with a filter and heater ASAP and it seems to be doing great now. This is my very first attempt at marine tank keeping and I want to keep on top of it and make everything and natural as I can in it, and hopefully get some little fishes from the same area where I found my conch. It's a queen conch by the way, like the ones that Key West uses at there trade mark. Anyone familiar with conch keeping that could help me out. I have tropical algea wafers I use to feed my pleco. Is that safe to feed a conch that lives in marine water? Let me know what you think.
tank is still pretty cloudy but it's settled more since, I'll take more pics when the tank is clearer.