Originally Posted by aquandrew
also thank you for the reply and you didnt specify do i need to add any live rock to help it get started? will 10 extra pounds in the sump help get it live faster? and will the crushed coral still keep the ph at the right level?
When you mix the salt water to 1.025 SG
And let the tank cycle , the bacteria is what is live on the rock .
The bacteria only starts as the cycle finishes .
Adding a ammonia source ( fresh shrimp ) from the seafood counter at your grocery store works like a charm .