Kind of new at the saltwater hobby. Had a tank 15 years ago but I know things have changed since that.
I just set up a 72 gallon tank, bought a ro
unit and filled it (1.024)
I put 80 pounds of live sand in and some bottled bacteria as well.
After 3 days, checked ph and all is well. Listening to testimonials from others about adding fish immediately, I put two small clowns in (1.5")
As of today (day two for the fish) all seems well, they are eating and seem very happy.
I want to put live rock in but should I wait till I see nitrates?
I checked nitrates today ( as well as ammonia ) they are all at 0.
Are they at 0 because of the live sand and bottled bacteria or have they not produced enough ammonia yet to start a cycle?
If I buy live rock from the LFS
, can it be put right in?
I hear a lot about isn't "curing" I would thing this is already accomplished due to it coming from a tank at the store?.
Little confused, any help is appreciated.