So I did my first cleaning today, and it sucked.
I am hoping this is just because it had sand in everything. I don't really plan on cleaning it like I did from now on. I had to take everything apart and clean out all the sand and junk. Next time should just be easy as pumping out the water and putting new water in.
My only question is, is it normal for a lot of salt build up everywhere? It's like a film of salt. It was a solid coat on my light and everything else. I am sure that is normal right?
Also I rearranged the rocks, and all craps accounted for. I removed one dead shrimp from the tank I threw in for cycle. It was really broken down, so I think the Bactria is doing it's thing. Nearly threw up when I picked it up. The other is under the big rock and I don't know if I will need to remove it. The other was broken down a lot.
The rocks are more toward the front of my tank with more swim room in the back. I figure this is good as it will give the fish more of a place to hide and be less stressed.
I will test the water once I get back on Monday from school.