Originally Posted by Steve190
Took the aerator off didn't like it anyways. I have a 48 in led
light. The skimmer is a hang on and I am going to put it in the sump eventually. I have added 30 more lbs of rock
You're on the right path. Just don't jump the gun on adding any fish or the hobby might become quite costly. Trust me I lost many due to impatience. Nothing good happens fast in marine aquariums. I personally do not cycle an aquarium with livestock and don't run my skimmer or uv
sterilizer for the cycle either. Give it at least 4-6 weeks before adding any livestock. Best of luck. Also adding live rock after stocking with fish can cause a mini cycle unless its cured. Some LFS
will falsely sell "cured" live rock and the die off will spike your parameters. I added 4 fish at a time in my 200 gallon and still got a readable spike so don't dump too many in.