Originally Posted by RickkyBobby
There are no short cuts to cycling a tank or anything in this hobby. you have to make 100% sure it ready before any live stock is added..Nothing in the hobby happens quickly or bad things happen. Also, this hobby is expensive and every time you turn around you need something else.. you should also have a refractometer to test your salinity instead of a hydrometer. I see you have a 25 gallon tank.. the smaller the tank the harder it is to keep your parameters in check, because you have less water than say a 120 gallon tank , any small nitrate problem in your tank is going kill fish and or corals, where as a larger tank you wouldn't hardly see any effects at all. If any. Smaller tanks are the hardest to keep stable .they can go out of whack very quickly and you lose everything . Good luck
I get sick of seeing this, nanos aren't any harder than a 120. If something goes wrong in your 120 can you do a 50% wc
(or even 2 back to back) because I can easily do that in my nano. No matter what the tank size it's about hoe you stock/maintain the tank that can cause problems, not because it's a 28 gallon tank.