Originally Posted by Gibb72
I'm using live sand,live rock and have used a bottle of stability to help with the start up
That might not be enough to have a strong cycle that will support fish afterwards. You'll want ammonia to get up to at least 4 ppm
. Then you'll know any fish you add won't cause a mini cycle and cause more work for you and endanger the fish. Just put a piece of raw shrimp or fish in a pantyhose stocking, tie it off and toss it in the tank and let it rot.