ok so i mixed some poolfilter sand and live sand and have it in the tank. saltwater is in systems running. Now comes my queston do i need to put in live rockk for the cycle or not. i wanted to ask befor i bought because its so expensive per pound and i did not want to kill off the things on it durring the cycle process.
also where do you guys buy your light parts from, like ballast and the end peices for the bulbs
If your LFS does not carry what you need, just remember "Google is your friend"... google the part you need and look at all your options.
I got my replacement ballast from 1000bulbs.com and had great service from them.
Keep in mind you can use base rock with a little LR to save quite a bit of money.
Or you can check out this thread to make your own: DIY Live Rock
Either way, you can add the LR with the cycle or not, you will be surprised as to what will come back.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....