Ok just started the cycling process on my BC14 using a dead shrimp, its been running for a few days now. Am cycling it with 15lbs of arag-sand, no LR
yet but its on its way as i have ordered some dry rocks from BRS recently about 15lbs of dry rocks. Place the bioballs, a koralia 425, and the filter that came with the biocube. All is in place but when I open the lid it kinda smells bad, is this the ammonia starting to takeover the tank?
I was also wondering if its ok at all to add active-carbon & phospure during the cycling process, will it affect the cycling in a bad way?
Will a partial water change necessary to do during cycling?