Hey folks, how are you all doing?
I am in need of some assistance and I have already purchased that "Conscientious Marine Aquarist" guide someone suggested but.....personally I didn't find it helpful. It's just a basic overview in my opinion.
I'm attempting to restart my tank.
By the way, this tank was alive and well with fish until I moved it from my old house to new house and ditched the sand. 3 days later everything died on me. So I'm not very happy at the moment but I'm not truly ready to quit just yet. So far it's been sitting idle for a week now. Not sure how to restart this whole process. I've heard it has to cycle.
Here's my dilemma. I have a 46 Gallon bowfront tank. I have 45lbs + of live rock in it. I just followed some peoples suggestions about the Old Castle playsand @ HD
and put 25lbs, in there plus 20lbs of live sand on top. I just put 25 gallons of the pre-existing tank saltwater back in it. Now how to I get it prepped and ready for fish again?? I may throw in a few corals once I get it running for a few months but not right away.
What exactly should I do next??? Should I leave a light on for the live rock ?? Should I skim? Should I do any water changes?? How often should I check the levels before I can add fish again? So many questions.....I know....I appreciate any help though folks.