you should add some more sand to about 4". Some of it should be ls
from an established tank. This add beneficial critters that help maintain the tank.
Then 40 -50 lbs of lr
. and another ph
, heater, and a hydrometer, and a good book
get the basic sw
test kits. Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH
And a shrimp to help the cycle.
durring the cycle ammonia will rise, then nitrite will rise, ammonia will start to drop, then nitrite will drop. When Ammonia and nitrite read 0 the cycle is complete (this take from a few days to a few weks)
change 20% of the water and add the cleanup crew