Because I'm really paranoid.Didn’t you already have another tnak up and running? Why go the bottled ammonia route and not just use some live rock from your old tank and have a insta cycle instead of waiting months? Just curious
100% agreed. I would have preferred to do that, but we were juggling a move with keeping a tank up and running (when I wasn't going to be able to get the tank set up before the move), so the decision was "Fishless cycle a tank on a time crunch, or fishless cycle a tank in the future," and I opted for the latter. Ideally I would've done exactly what you said, and set up the tank, 'cooked' off the trophonts, and had clean rock, but that wasn't an option.Understandable! I would have taken rock and put it in a bin, cranked up the heat on it to 82* to speed up the fallow period for the rock. Speeds up the metabolism on the trofants and cysts, so their life cycle is shortened. Takes away from the 76 day deal
Surprisingly, about the same as a 'regular' achilles. I know a guy.Achilles hybrid?!? Somebody not sparing any expense…
So far so good, at least from what I've heard. I'm hoping the white cheek mix helps tone down the powder blue aggression.I hope for tang harmony!
Truth, and I've considered light bars with the XR30s. I'll wait and see, though, since I'll be able to pull my two G5 XR30s off the holding tank in a couple months after the fallow period is over.Welcome to your new home fish! You could always add some light bars to get better coverage if you need to once corals start growing in.
Thanks for the compliment, though I'd probably disagree with the 'patience' thing, haha. Part of meticulous planning was figuring out how I could do everything as quickly as possible while still being safe.Been loving watching this tank come along. You have amazing patience lol
Much appreciated on the heads up. I'm trying, if anything, to overfeed to make sure everything's fat and happy to minimize aggression (and unwanted snacking).