I am currently in the process of setting up a 55gal salt water tank. I have 60 pounds of live sand. About 5 pounds of cured live rock and about 30 pounds of dried live rock. My salinity is sitting at .024. My temp around 80.8-81. Everything has been up and running for about 2 weeks. I thought it was in the cycling process but I read that you need to add ammonia. Like something dead or a fish. Any help on how to actually get the cycling process started would help a lot
Have you checked your ammonia levels? It's possible the 60 pounds of sand may have raised ammonia levels temporarily. If not, pure ammonia from the hardware store or a rotting piece of fish or shrimp will do.