Wanted to know what your thoughts were on my first introductory water. I plan to use a 3 inch DSB
with a seeding of LS
. About 75 pounds of uncured live rock. The lighting that I have should be sufficient for now
( compact 65w actininc,65w 10000k). I have a 55g corner tank with overflow that runs to the sump and returns via a pump of 700 gph
at 0” head) . Yes there is a skimmer in the sump.Now for the real question ; since I do not have a RO
yet should I mix my own saltwater or buy the pre-mix at the LFS
at 99 cents a gal
? I am worried that I will mess up the pretreatment of the water. Or will this suffice since this is a cycling stage?
Other newbie questions…
If I put a DSB
in my sump do I need a light. or only if I decide to have a refugium?
Under this scenario how long would you estimate it would take my tank to cycle?
Thanks so much in advance if it were not for the helpful people on this board I do not think I would pursue this hobby.