Well I went to my lfs
today ready to buy LR
, but was a little shocked. The guy tells me not to waste my money and just buy 80lb of base rock and no live sand just regular. And then tells me to fill up my tank with hose water( obv dechlorinate first) and then mix with salt. Now I know from reading through these forums that you should buy at least 50/50 live to base rock and sand, and never to put tap water in the tank( now I don't know if this applies only to already running tanks.) te guy told me that all the base rock and base sand will become live within a couple months.
So my question is, is the only drawback to what he said just waiting longer during the cycling phase?