I will add my water and rock a week from today... What can I expect cycling with shrimp? Water changes? Things have changed a bit since I set up my 1st tank back in the day when you used live damsels to cycle. How long will the cycle take approx. in this size tank with LR
& and shrimp?
I will be using the 12 gallon mini bow and using live rubble in the HOB
filter... should I add that after the cycle? What about a PH
? What about running carbon - which I always did in the 55g? The only other thing is the Test kit.... which is the best and most accurate? And salt mix? There are a lot to choose instead of just IO like years ago.
Also, I don't have a RO
system but there is a place here to buy it... are there any things I need to ask to make sure there is nothing hidden that could be harmful? Or should I just grab a type of shelf bottles water like distilled?
Sorry for all the questions.. but having a smaller tank I want to get it right the 1st time and avoid any mistakes
Thanks in advance,