Well, based on your advice, I went and purchased 100# of southdown sand, and another 20# of Live Arogonite Reef Sand to seed the DSB
with. I now have about 4-5" DSB
and I couldn't be happier. It is so much of a visual improvement over the CC (which was a PITA to get all out!) I am very happy. I am going to keep the Damsels until the tank is finished cycling, then turn them in on some more passive inhabitants. I talked to LFS
and they will take them for credit. I cannot wait for the water to completely clear up so I can enjoy the new substrate.
My next question turns to the cleaner crew, I would like some more suggestion on what the best crew to start with would be, and whether or not I should introduce them into the tank before the cycle is complete....as always, thanks!