Hello all! Newbie to salt water tanks here, its my first week and just want to see what the next step should be and get recommendations.
I have a 260 liter (57 gallon) tank. Its been running for 6 days now water only. Refractometer is reading at 1.025, pH is at 8.0. Only thing I have running is my 2217 Eheim, LED
light, and powerhead. The skimmer is in the tank but not running.
I've been putting in Bio Booster and Bio Bacteria (3 caps) each per day. Products are by Aqua Genie and just following the directions
So here are my few questions:
When should I add live rock and live sand? Reading around I obviously want cured. Some people are telling me to leave the tank run for about a month nothing in it, some are saying to add the live rock right away. Also my local store said that no one uses live or sells live rock here in Singapore
Is the Eheim 2217 good enough for my tank? its not a wet-dry and wasnt sure if thats going to be a problem. I got the tank and pump together used, cleaned it and put new Bio Starter and Bio Volca by Aqua Genie into the 2217.
Any suggestions, I checked the Ammonium, Nitrite, and Nitrate they are all very low but not at 0 yet. I was told not to check that for the first month until you add live rock.
Thanks for your replies and help!