Hey guys, well I finally did it. After spending shit load of money and countless I give up stages, everything is up and running.
Here is my set up right now:
Fluval 405 canister filter
Aquaclear 70 pump
Super Skimmer 65
60lb live sand (30 from beach, 30 from LFS)
70lb of live rock (40 from beach, 30 from LFS)
Its been around a month and a half and I lost 5 damsels and 1 foxface, my levels are not completely balanced yet. I still have little ammonia and some nitrites but my fish have been living for 3 weeks. I also added "Bio Spira Marine Nutrifying Bacteria" which lowered my ammonia by half in 2 days.
Thanks for every ones help!
Here are some pics.
PS: Got 25lb of high quality live rock today from LFS for $3.75 per lb. They have a happy hour special on Mondays where fish stuff is 25% off. Looks like top of the line stuff that sells for 7$ per lb
Finaly up and running!
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+ it is very cruel for the fishes . if you place fishes in a new tank or while it is being cycled even damsels ( hardy or not ) it is torture for the fishes . place the salt water . place the live rock the gravel and wait for at least 2 weaks . why not even the curing process can be beautiful to witness . and finally if you read every other picture in the saltwater gallery you will see the word Patience . Schigara is right take your time.