Hello everyone, I was just given 55 gallon tank w/stand and hood ( 2 24 +/- inch lights) a Fluval 304 with new media ( carbon-bio filtration media-and ceramic pre filter media) a 30/60 power filter, a pretty big power head, a 300 watt brand new heater and other extras. My brother took the liberty of setting it up.
He put 50lbs of "puca Sand" and the prescribed amount of sea salt in the tank. It has been running for a couple of days and the plumbing is good.
My question is now what....
I read salt water aquarium for dummies, but it left me with as many questions as answers.
I was told by my LFS
to put a few damsels in now to "cycle" the tank.
I do not want to sacrifice these fish to start the process.
...Is there another way.
I guess I need a push in the right direction of what happens now and is my set-up enough, I was told it would work for a fish only aquarium.
I did a search here but its kind of analysis paralysis.
I would really appreciate any advice anyone could toss my way. I am pretty patient so... I am not in a hurry to throw fish in there.
again any help is greatly appreciated .