Originally Posted by Rmckoy
For bacteria ?
I cycled the tank with all the rock in there ,
I don't understand what you mean ?
And small adjustments for flow ?
I have stronger flow above the anemone ,
It seams he likes the current through his tentacles ,
If I move the power head higher he will stand it rather then spread out .
I started this tank and ran it with only sand , live rock and a 2 pieces or raw shrimp to start the nitrification cycle ,
You need the shrimp as a ammonia source ,
Which turns to nitrite then to nitrate .
I cheated and used bottled colony nitrification bacteria ,
It helped speed up the process and it skipped the nitrite stage .
I didn't put any live stock in for 2 months .
When I was sure the cycle was complete .
I've been adding slowly since with weekly water changes to keep all parameters in check ,