Originally Posted by Jlabonte
Great! Also what is the order of operations for setting up the tank....
1) water and salinity...
2) add sand after water and salinity
3) add live rock when sand is settled
4) at fish after cycling
Is that good way to go? Also how do you add the sand when water is already in?
It'd be best to add rock before sand. If rock is on sand it could shift (or get shifted depending on tanks inhabitants) leading to problems.
If you're just starting out with dry sand/rock and it wouldn't need to be/stay wet I'd add water last.
If you're able to add water last you can place something like a saucer or similar on the sandbed and pour the water (or pump) on that saucer, keeping the sand from kicking up.
It was not fun adding sand once my water was in, for me anyway. Ill do it differently next time.