Just filled my 1st saltwater tank today
I have a few questions, I bought live sand on sale, I know it probably isn't really live after sitting in the store, I'm using dry rock and I am planning on getting a few pounds of live rock. I had to go buy water and it's about 68 degrees because I don't have a way to heat 30 gallons of water before I put it in the tank, my question is do I need to wait until it warms up before I add my live rock? And do I need to add anything else to produce ammonia such as shrimp or liquid ammonia? And when do I need to add the cuc, after the cycle or at the first signs of algae? Any help is much appreciated, I've read so many conflicting things that I'm completely confused!