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Good morning, I'll be mixing up water in the next day or two, and adding seed rock and sand to my tank hopefully this weekend. I'm considering holding off for a few weeks to let my tank cycle on its own prior to adding a protein skimmer. My thoughts are that the initial ammonia -> nitrite -> nitrate cycle needs to happen unencumbered... I would time the addition of a skimmer to coincide with adding livestock a few weeks down the road. Any thoughts? Nate (fwiw - My tank specs are in the build thread under nano's)
I'll be mixing water and filling up my tank full of dry rocks / dry sand next week. Looking for somone in PDX (NE but not picky) who can spare a half cup of sand and a small (lemon size would be fine) chunk of rock to help me feed the cycling process. Will pay currency or trade for beverages. Thanks. Nate