I have a 110 gal
tank and I put black tahitian moon sand (dry) 130 lbs, a bunch of really cool dry bleached coral branches and some smaller sitting in the sand, wet/dry with bioballs under, protein skimmer, uv
ster, chiller, and PC
lighting. It will obviously be a fish only and I want to know if putting Weiss organics bacter boost to cycle my tank is ok? Everyone I talk to besides a few online forums never recommend using the raw shrimp method. It's in my daughter's room also and I can't afford to have it smell for weeks on end either. So hence my thought to use this product to cycle. Anyway, opinion on this would be appr. and also I am planning on adding the following livestock to the tank at the rate of about one fish per three weeks-1 a month in the following order.
1. 2 false percula
2. bumble bee snails ? how many with no lR
3. nassarius snails ? how many w/no LR
4. queen conch ? how many
5. Yellow tang
6. pink square anthias
7. 2 cleaner shrimp
8. orange linkia starfish
9. blue tang
10. electric blue hermit crabs? how many?
11. long- fin bannerfish
12. helfrich's firefish
I also have in my tank some bleached coral plate pieces that are large for hiding and a giant conch shell that even the smaller fish could swim into for hiding.
Any reccomendations that I should change? Besides the fact of the LR
. I don't even want to think of having it. I am starting a 280 gal
in about six months that will be cusom built with the plug in plastic rock systems also. Big al's opened a giant store near me with no LR
in any tank display or otherwise and his fish are the most beautiful I have seen! I have to mention that anyone living in S FL should really visit this place as I believe he will put out of business all of the smaller places we have that sell sick or unhealthy fish, but charge a small fortune for them. This place has over 20,000 gal
of tanks with fish for sale. It is like the size of a grocery store! And the most beautiful fish I have seen out of the ocean!