Originally Posted by neeker4
So basically an ammonia source is all i really need at the current time...?
I would suggest adding 1-2 lbs if base or live rock before you add any ammonia source .
Adding too much rocks later can cause ammonia to spike and restart the nitrification cycle again.
Essentially you want everything in there you want except live stock before you add a few pieces of raw shrimp .
Nitrification bacteria can be purchased to speed up the cycle but I would highly recommend letting nature do what it was meant to .
Take your time , do not rush .
It will pay off later