Finally I got a suitable tank for my mantis. After buying a tank with problems and no room for a sump, instead of racking my brain on how the tank could possibly be used for saltwater, I went out and bought a new tank. Haha. So what I'm working with is a Solana 34g AIO glass tank with wood stand. I have a modified skimmer, ATO, and will probably add a small PH soon. For lighting a have Current USA orbit LEDs. I'm using dry Pukani dry rock so it's curing right now. I'm curing it in the tank since the tank was used I figured that stuff would die off as well while curing. Here is my setup.
Anyone have any advice as to curing in the tank? I plan on removing all rocks and water and then putting the rocks back with new water and then start the cycle with a table shrimp after it cures. I have way more rock in there than I am using because hubby is going to steal some for his new refugium after it cures.
Just wanted some thoughts as to what to expect with this method and if I'm doing anything wrong PLEASE bring it to my attention. Thanks for reading!