OK...Set up the tank, filled it, all parameters look good:
PH = 8.2
= 3.5 mEq/L
= 380 (bit low)
Temp = 80-81 deg
I put in the raw shrimp, got some good ammonia readings within 2 days. Cycled it, now just added the LR
. Already found some feather dusters poking out, and a couple if teeny tiny crabs (I think) in what looks like blue shells (kinda like a snail shell)
Got 15 lbs of Fiji, nad a nice 8 lb chunk of something that cost twice as muck as the fiji, but had 10 times the growth and stuff on and in it.