Hi. I'm a little concerned about some info I'm getting from my LFS
. I have a new 25 gallon cube with live sand and live rock that was fully cured at the LFS
and put right into the tank. It's about 3 weeks old. I was told that the live rock is already filled with the bacteria so there's no need to go through a long cycling period. So I've already put some critters in the tank... Clean up crew, 1 banggi cardinal, 1 6-line wrasse, a scooter blenny, duncan coral and anthelia. I've done a 10% water change every week and all my tests are good. Salinity about 1.022 and I'm slowly raising that with the water changes. Everyone seems completely healthy but I'm concerned about the scooter blenny. I was told I couldn't have a mandarin until the tank was established but a scooter blenny was fine. I feed mysis shrimp and cyclops but he doesn't eat that. He sifts the sand and grazes the live rock constantly but I doubt he's getting anything to eat. Or is he? Does live rock and live sand have any copepods or does that take a while? Should I buy a bottle of pods
and put it right into the tank? I've only had him 2 days and I want to do the right thing for him. Thanks for the help!!
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