Originally Posted by sully08
I am getting ready to start up a 220g salt tank, 72g sump. Because money is a little tight right now and i am not in any rush, could I start the process with 200 lbs. of base rock. Will it eventaully start to cycle on its own? What could I do to speed up the process? any tips and suggestions would be appreciated.
I was told to add a raw shrimp into my tank, only a 30 gallon tank, you'll probably need 2-3. a little tip, if you add the raw shrimp put them in a mesh bag of some sort before you put them in, it just makes it easier to get out. The reason for the shrimp is it adds an ammnoia source and helps kick start the cycle.