I started with just shrimp, then a few weeks later added the rock (mainly cause I got bored just looking at my sand blowing around). I lost a few crabs (some good, some bad) but otherwise everything seems to be ok. I still have a bunch of worms, crabs, a pistol shrimp or 2 (I can hear them but have never seen them), feather dusters, and my latest find... an urchin who is about 3/8" spine to spine (very cool), and who knows what else. The dusters have me a little concerned right now though, there were a few at first, then after a couple weeks there were a bunch more but now I back to just a few - I don't know if they went into hiding or what. They made it thru the ammo and trite spike.
I'm only 2 weeks into my cycle..goin through the diatom bloom
Thats fast! I just started my bloom a couple weeks ago and it is now in full gear (I think).