, standard fluorescent lights, 32 lbs of live rock, 13 lbs dry rock, 60 lbs live sand, Emperor 400 hob
, 200w heater, no protein skimmer yet, used RO
water to mix salt, salinity is at 1.023. 2 weeks into the cycle today.
Question. What is the best way to cycle the tank? I've read several methods, live fish, hermit carbs, store bought shrimp, just live rock and live sand. I have two peppermint shrimp in there now trying to get rid of the aptasia anemone. It must like the tank conditions because it is flying high and waving. Lol. Nothing else live besides a crab that came on the rock. Haven't seen it lately so I don't know of it survived or not. It hides under the rock and blends in with the sand.
Need advice before I get much further in to cycle.