Originally Posted by Khij159753
Lol. So the flake food will work? I don't have shrimp right now (note to self: get some shrimp) it was empty tank except for about 2 inches of sand. The live rock was inside in a tub with a heater and a power head. I've had a saltwater tank before but the LR
I got before had enough die off to cycle the tank.
Sounds like you will have some die off if temp fluctuated in bucket but I would do shrimp to make sure you get some ammonia generated. I think if you use flakes to cycle you get detritus build up in your cycle...mesh bag helps keep it isolated and removable. Sorry about novice type question but ya never know...good luck on your cycle. Let us know how long it takes and what you end up doing. I've never started a tank with all live rock and I am interested to see how long it takes. Good luck in your cycle! Patience is a virtue but man it is tough.
"What kind of name is Poon?"
29 gallon hex, canister filter, too much live rock, two powerheads. Tank setup June 2012. Two clowns, fire shrimp, 2 chocolate chip starfish, 3 snails