I have a 90 gal
tank with 20 gal
sump/refugium. It has about 100 lbs of sand and about 45 lbs of cured live rock. I'm still waiting on my 60 lbs of base rock that I ordered 10 days ago from hirocks.com!!!!
Anyway, I started my cycle 2 days ago with 3 shrimp. I tested the water today and found Nitrite @ 5 ppm
and Ammonia @ 2.0 ppm
1. The shrimp are partially decomposed. Should I remove them now that ammonia and nitrite are present or should I let them decompose fully?
2. Should I do a PWC
to preserve the life on the LR
3. I only have LS
in the refugium. When should I add the macro algae to the fuge? After the cycle?
Thanks for your help!!