Well, you guys have helped me TONS with my fw
tank so here goes with the new sw
tank. I have just a 20gal tank that I started up last night. I bought this live sand stuff for my substraight and then filled the tank with sw
. Once I added the water it stured up the sand and made a nice muddy mess. The tank has not calmed down at all. My fresh water tank did this because I added too many fish all at the same time and created a bacteria bloom. I am wondering if the new sw
tank is experiencing the same backteria bloom. My real question is should I have something in the tank like some shrimp or lr
during this process? I wouldnt think so but I would hate to waste a cycle if thats what its doing.
Sorry guys, I am VERY VERY new to sw
and I really have no idea what I am doing. Thats why I am not investing in the big tank yet. I figured I could torture this 20 gallon for a bit... (NO FISH YET) I heard it can take up to 2-3 months to stabalize the sw
Thanks in advance...