So, I purchased a 60 gal
tank/stand and the starting equipment for a reef tank. AC110, Maxijet 1200, 200w heater, test kits, salt, a couple of those dimmable Taotronics LEDs this forum loves, ordered a skimmer, blah blah blah.
The problem is that I rent my house, and it doesn't allow pets. I'm not too worried about it (The Man can't bring me down!) except I have an inspection in 2 weeks. Honestly, I don't think they would care, I pay my bills on time and keep the house immaculate, so I doubt they would want to quarrel with a model tenant. However, I figure why risk it, I'll just wait to set up till after the inspection. The thought of constructing a way to may the tank look like a closed armoir crossed my mind and may be a future way to go, but I'm not gonna rush to build stuff so I can cycle.
Which is where the question arises. If I were to mix some rodi
saltwater in a Rubbermaid, put a bit of live rock, the heater, and run the filter, would it be constructive as far as building up some beneficial bacteria for a faster cycle once I do get the tank ready? Now I'm not asking if it would cycle it, I know it needs more time than that, but would it be constructive? I'd hate to just have all this equipment and just wait to cycle (which is more waiting! Yay!). Any insight would be lovely, and thanks in advance.