Yep, we did get the Oceanic. We have to go take back our crushed coral anyhow, so we can return the salt as well for something better. We do have a thermometer and hydrometer.
Another question we have is will the "hitchhikers" on our live rock survive the cycling process? Because we are planning on cycling the tank with a mixture of base/live rock (probably about half and half, 70 - 75 lbs total rock). I don't want our little critters to die, though, if we get any.
Any idea why we can find LR
online for like $2.50/lb, but all the LFS
sell it for $7+? Even with shipping it's cheaper online. Anyone ever have luck finding decently priced LR
from a LFS
We tried looking for silica-free sand yesterday and had no luck. It looks like this stuff is hard to come by. HD
had none, neither did Lowes, wally world, LFS
, even hobby lobby. Ugh I don't wanna pay $25 / 10 lbs of LS