Thanks for all your help LoganJ.
I just realized that in all my new tank glory, I'm forgetting that I have an old "perfecto" type hood from a 20 gallon long tank. I think it may have two bulbs in it. I think if I use that as well as the hood I currently have, things should be cool until I can spend the $220 on a new lighting setup. So, I think I'm going to go ahead and get the live rock. My LFS
is having a sale, $5.99 a pound for cured rock. Does that sound reasonable? I'm thinking 40 pounds base rock, and 30 pounds live. Maybe some live sand if they'd be willing to sell me some out of an existing tank. I've already put in 100 pounds of Old Castle which gives me about a 4 inch DSB
, how much LS
would I need to seed that? Also, I have a bottle of TLC bacteria and I'm not really sure what that's for, cycling perhaps?
Any help is appreciated!