Hey, I just finished building myself a new fuge. I was wondering if it is needed to cycle the water in there at all. it is rather large compared to my old one. I have a 55g show tank, with a 40g fuge. it will hold more like 30 with the proper water level in there. The reason I made one this size is that I plan on getting a 150-200g tank in the future. What i am wondering, is it needed to cycle the new water somewhat, or can i just hook it up and let it flow. I will have a shallow bed of refugium substrate, a bit of lr
rubble, and some algae and whatever else I can find that will be good in there. thanks
p.s. what othere critters could i put in there, ie snails crabs,??fish??