is it possible to have no "cycle" at all? maybe i got lucky or something? i have a 60g tank that i just switched to sw
. i started by filling the tank with sw
, then checked the salininty within a couple of hours and added the live sand. after it settled, i added the live rock(50lbs). four days later i added a couple of hermits, and 2 damsels. i checked the ph,alk
,nitrite,nitrate,ammonia and all have been in the good range and stable. a few days later i added a yellow wrasse, all levels were still good. it's been about 3 weeks so far and everything has been great. i have not lost ANYBODY, and everybody is healthy vibrant and active. also i used tap water to fill the tank the first time, i added the water treatment to it of course. since i have used ro
water only. this weekend i am goig to get another 20lb or so of live rock and add it to the tank. nect weekend i'm gonna take out the damsels and start adding my choice fish. does this sound like a good plan? did i get lucky that everything worked out, or is there more hype in how hard it actually is to get these things going?
SORRY FOR THE HIJACK