New 80gal set-up almost ready to cycle. Picking up the stand and canopy tomorrow. Getting my RO
on Friday. Leveling and running a freshwater test of my equipment this weekend - which reminds me, is it okay to use tap water for the test? Then, I'm draining it, mixing the salt. Let the whole system run for a couple days and I'm ready to cycle.
So, I'm buying 40lbs of base and 45lbs of lr
and throwing it in to cycle. Probably going with the very controversial Quickrete play sand since its the only thing HD
sells around here. Now, my question - I'm getting less rock because I'm sold on this Gulf rock from liverocks.com, but if I'm using it to cycle my tank aren't I going to lose all the extra hitchhikers that come with the rock? And if so, doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of using lr
to cycle rather than killing a damsel or two?
I'm probably way off but I just needed a clarification.
- Skinnious Petious