Big update with pics!
Well like I said I started cycling yesterday and I am using a bacteria booster that actually works really well. I actually had to use it a few months ago when I was starting up a brackish tank and killed the bacteria by raising the SG
too fast. It cycled the tank in a week(with daily water changes and constant monitoring) with my fig 8 puffer in the tank with no visible stress to the puffer.
Anyway it seems to be working again as these are my readings after 24 hours with no live rock or sand:
Ammo: Somewhere around 1-1.5
Here is the booster:
Shot of my ammo and trite tests:
How the tank currently looks. I do need to still clean the glass but haven't bothered since i'm in and out of it so much right now:
And my simple sump. This will be replaced in a few months: