Originally Posted by NatureFish
Awe poor GSP. So... Can I start cycling the tank before I get the live sand and rock delivered or do I have to wait? And how do I cycle it? I'm breaking the traditional ways and starting my first tank ever as a salt water/nano reef.
The bacteria colonizes on the rock so you need that in the tank. When you get the rock, just put a raw shrimp from the store and put it in the tank (preferably in pantyhose so it doesn't make a mess). Just leave it in there for a few days.