Heres where Im at. 55 gal
tank, I have 60 lbs Live sand, 25 lbs base rock, saltwater. Aquaclear 110 is running and a koralia 1400 powerhead.
my spec. gravity is 1.023
1) Is the live sand enough to cycle the tank? Im trying to build up ammonia right?
2) When do I add critters? Should I do that now? ...
3) When do I start adding fish?
4) Also I bought water at a place called windmill express where you fill up your 5 gallon containers. It supposed to be rev osmosis filtered and also filterd a few other ways. Should I still add Prime
to the tank. The local fish shop sold it to me bc I was originally going to use tap water. Im leary about using it and not sure if I need it now. Is it safe now that I have added sand and rock?
Also I still plan on getting protein skimmer as someone suggested and will be getting a test kit soon. thanks