Originally Posted by carey
Yep, if you added all live rock then it's kinda like you did a tank transfer.
The only die off would be from transporting the rock which should have been minimal.
You can test the cycle by dosing ammonia and seeing if it disappears within 24 hours if you like.
Yeah, I've got about 27 lbs of live rock and a total of 30 lbs of live sand (between refugium and tank). It's been in there for a week now.
I have added some frozen food (mysis shrimp) starting a couple of days ago. Still no spike. I just added my algae to the sump to officially make it a refugium. Should I start to see nitrates go down?
If I don't see ammonia go up, can I start adding cleaner crew?