This is how I cycled the tank.
First I added the water. I used the water through an e-spring water filter. It is not RO
water but it is close. It removes all chlorine and has a UV
light. removes like 98% of all harmful contaminants. I then added water conditioner made by prime.
Then I added Instant Ocean Salt into my tank I let It clear.
Next day I added 2 bags of Arga-live live sand into the tank.
2 days later i purchased only about 5 pounds of cured live rock from local fish store. A fiji and a base rock. I was told they have bacteria on them.
Next day I foud a guy on craiglist thtat is selling premium live fiji rock. I came to his house and he had insane fish tanks running in his basements, but the rock that he was selling was inside a bucket with a powerhead in it. I am not sure if this rock would be considered a live/cured rock? This rock is about 13 pounds.
Would it be safe now for me to start adding cleanup crew like snails, hernit crabs etc.??