I'm setting up a 100gallon saltwater tank with a
aqua c protein skimmer and eheim 2017 filter.
I've decided to go with live rock and possibly a DSB
1. Does liverock accelerate unwated algae growth?
Its odd because in my QT without liverock I never
had algae problems, but in my tank with the "bad" lr
it was rampant.
The next set of questions are regarding cycling with
, as I've heard 1000 different ways of doing it.
2. I would be cycling the tank with lr
, and while doing
so should I run my protein skimmer and canister filter?
I've heard that canister filters can be a nitrate trap,
so to me it seems reasonable to not use it doing
the initial cycling.
3. I've heard that while cycling with live rock to do
50% water changes per week. With a 100
gallon tank, thats a whole lot of water and time.
Would it be reasonable to do 20% changes
It seems to me that even doing one
water change during the 1st 4 weeks would
interupt the cycle.
Thanks for your help.