i know the lfs
told me to cycle with 8-12 damsels/chromies fish instead of the shrimp wich i didnt know was a supermarket shrimp (thought it was a critter i was suposto add). thats ok that the damsels will not survive i guess i read/lfs
/interpret said a large fowlr
can cycle in 2 weeks with damsels. guess i did the "old" method.
OR is it going to take 2 weeks to START cycling?
how long will the ammonia spike last once it goes up?
i have a QT i can set up should i put the ones i want to survive in there while the amonia spikes?
when will the ammonia go up (still 0-.25 Nitrite=0, Nitrate=0) i added Cycle by Nutrafin on day 3 with the fish.
should i be taking the rocks out periodically and "cleaning them" brushing them and rinsing them? both LFS
said they were cured, they look "pretty good" they have some reddish/purple bumps on them....two pieces have whiteish/yellow "scale" looking hard deposit on them. it would be great if can find a close up pics of cured and uncured rock.
i have cut the final stock list to the following
1-2 chromie or damsel (survivors)
_______? wrasse (cant figure out which)
1-3 large hermits
1-3 large snails
or other cleanup that wont get eaten??
and i want something to grow on the rocks be it mushrooms, zoos, softs, leathers
so i still dont know if i should get a 320 or 640 T5 light. once i get a light will stuff just start growing?
i know im impatient and took some bad advice...help i feel lost but doing ok at the same time with all the mixed info from here, AA.com forum, and lfs
"100gph"??......do you mean 1000gph?
i have 350 ill get 1-2 powerheads with those mini filters i saw rated around 6-700gph?
and point them onto the rocks???? my flow from inlet to outlet is from right to left.