I do thank y'all for the replies! I did do my research and yes I also talked with a local store for proper start up. I followed his directions along with all post directions. I have a fish only tank so i discussed the live rock with our local store he said the fish would work just fine and he assured me that they were "hardy" enough to handle the stress...my local store advised me since it was a fish only tank not to put the LR
in, but use the fish. That is my bad for listening. Otherwise, I would have chose the LR
. I will go a buy some LR
I do understand why I have three fish, but hey with all the cycling processes, Internet or not, still states that some fish are one of the ways to cycle a tank.
I really only came on here asking why my tank was not cycle not to be judged for the method I used!
Thank y'all again!!!!!