Today I received 80 pounds of live rock today from liverocks.com. Yippie! 8) I placed it in my tank right away - the arranging will happen later today when I get home from work.
Anyway, I have some questions I was hoping to get the answers to:
1. I will be using the live rock to cycle the tank. Do I need to add a cocktail shrimp or a damselfish to the tank to aid in the cycle? Do I need to add any food to this tank during the cycle? I would hate for the hitchhikers to go hungry.
2. I'm really struggling with how to aquascape the tank. I'd like to take all the rock out and try to arrange it outside of the tank, but I'm afraid I will harm the rock and associated critters by doing so. Any suggestions?
3. I've already got a sand bed of approximately 2-3 inches and I want this rock to be as stable as possible. Should I lay the rock directly on top of the sand or should I a PVC
structure as a base to lay the rock on?
4. I received some large pieces and several smaller pieces of live rock. I love the larger pieces. What should I do with the smaller pieces? Do you build caves or other thingamajigs out of those pieces?
So many questions... Thanks for the help!