Originally Posted by Lowsdime
I figure the water would help get the cycle in the tank started
As mentioned above the water will do nothing for you. The nitrifying bacteria resides on surfaces like the tank sides and esp. LR
. I would not get the LR
till you are ready unless you have a rubbermaid tub you can keep it in. You`ll need to keep it circulated and properly heated and feed the bacteria f you do get it now. BTW read our article on SW
cycling in our articles section.