I have not done it yet...but I will be cycling first WITHOUT liverock after christmas. I will doing a cycle with just a DSB
and 30lbs of Dry Base Rock.
I am doing this in an effort minimize the cycle I will have when I add the liverock. I am sure I will have a small cycle when the LR
is added...but I am doing this in an attempt to preserve as many hitchhikers as possible so they don't get ammonia or nitrite poisoning.
I am in no hurry for livestock...and also help me spread out the cost of setting up the tanks over a few months.
I will update everyone with my results when I start the process.
90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches
40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB
(2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.
3 Gallon Eclipse:
1 Goldfish (won free at a fair...cost $50 in equipment)