Tarpon, many on here will argue and hate me for this but the answer is no. I added ready mixed water straight from my lfs
, cured live rock straight from their tanks, and a bag of live sand. This was a biocube 14.. However thus being said.. It was VERY time consuming.. I did a full water parameter test everyday.. Small water changes every other day..
True perc went in on first day.. Corals went in on the 3rd day.. Shrimps and anemone on the 5th day..
BUT my tank still had a cycle, every tank will no matter what. Until it reaches the balance in bioload.. I was just keeping the toxin levels low with pwc
' (partial water changes). So that's my experience, others will say different. I'm not saying my tank didn't cycle. I'm saying I worked through my cycle..
Carey or anyone else, quick question..
I'm gonna build a 10 gal
refugium for my 14 gal
how do I add more live rock without a spike??