Thank you for the vote of confidence.....I needed that...I think you can see I am wanting this to work right, and (Slap, Slap) do things without extensive research...more of a do and then learn guy...My buddy said the same thing and I wanted a second opinion...I got it in a flash. I wrote Yard Right/South Down to see who in my area sells it...If I have to travel 100 miles or so to get Tropical Sand at a good price I will...LFS
want 10 to 20 bucks a bag here because they can get it...Not from me they won't....Anyway, I found some live sand in the internet for 1.95 to 3.00 a pound and I am thinking about adding at least another 25lbs of that instead of straight sand...Thinking that might be better?
Since I put the sand in, the tank is cycling again. Did too many things at once.
Added 4 lbs live rock ( I don't think cured)
Nitrite is 0.1
Nitrate is 10
Ammonia is 0.25
Ph is 8.1 or so, in between 8.0 and 8.2 on the color scale.
Should I wait to put in the live sand? or just go ahead and add it? or do it little buts at a time. 2 to 5 lbs at a time? to achieve 25lbs?