I setup my new 125 gallon acrylic yesterday and after dissolving enough salt to get my salinity to 1.025 and let things run for a bit, I added my live sand and 180 lbs. of pukani and fiji ultra premium rock. My cycle has begun....Here's the question: Can I assume that there is enough die off and such already on and inside the rock to produce enough ammonia or shall i go to the store and get a few "shrimp" as suggested?
125 acrylic w/ built in prizm overflow and 2 drilled returns
8/2 euro reef skimmer
40 gallon sump
20hf return pump