I have a 45 gallon tank that I am setting up as a fowlr
. I got 50 lbs of live rocks, 20 lbs of live sand from carib sea. 2 hydor koralia nano 425 gph
powerheads and a filstar xp-m canister filter with 320 gph
I put water and sand in this weekend and let all power heads running. Ther eis no fish in the tank and I am planning to cycle it without a fish.
Here are my questions.
1. Having live rocks and sand do I still need to drop fish food or dose iwth ammonia to kick start the cycle or just sit back and relax and let the die offs from the rock slowly build the ammonia?
2. Should i raise my temps to close to 80 to help the cycle?
3. How long should I wait before I should see any ammonia? week 2 weeks?
4. Should I try dosing ammonia if things don't move in 2 weeks?