The guy at my LFS
cut me a deal so I got my rock today! And it's live! I only got about 4 lbs, but he said they will get a shipment in of dry rock sometime next week so I can add some of that later.
So I cleaned out the tank and moved over all the FW
inhabitants and such and put in the sand and water. The filter is running as well. The tank is so cloudy you can hardly see in at all so pictures once it clears up...
I tested the specific gravity, and it was at 1.030! That's like crazy high, isn't it? And this is the premixed stuff from petco too... you'd think it would be in a reasonable range. Unless I used the hydrometer wrong?? I bought four gallons of distilled water today, so tomorrow I'll empty some of the salt water out and add in the distilled until I get a lower reader. What should I aim for?