Running tank for the first time.
I added my live rock thats been soaking (pumps/heater) in my basement for about 3 months, all 200 lbs of it is pretty much white now so I think its dead. Only one or two pieces have a VERY LITTLE purple on it. I added my Home Depot Sand and filled it up with the proper water.
My question is should I add the cocktail shrimps to start the cycle? I hope so cause I throw in 6 small ones in my sump before I left for work today. 180 gal
tank, 40 gal
sump/refuge. I added the rock/sand/water last night.