Originally Posted by Coel
1. Do you need a power head during cycle?
2. Has anyone had good success with bacteria in a bottle and which kind? I want to avoid hitch hikers.
Thanks a bunch
More water movement the better so I'd go with some pumps now and most bacteria in a bottle is a gimmick. You can cycle a tank without it and 0 live rock only base rock but many of the hitchhikers you find on LR
you can't necessarily buy and are very helpful to keeping a healthy tank long term. I would say get 90% base rock and 10% live lessen your risk of pests but still introduce helpful little critters