Hi guys, my new boss used to be into saltwater tanks big time, he even created and patented his own small nitrastrate and betta tanks. SOO he has quickly gotten me into the amazing world of saltwater aquariums. Right now i have a nano 10g that he helped me cycle, its all at generally perfect levels. And I plan for a fish only tank. OKAY SO TO THE POINT: We set this tank up by gathering sand directly from the beach (south florida, Atlantic ocean) and saltwater from there as well. (also the blenny i caught there too) I put in the sand, water and then decorated a bit (i waited for plants and such, which i'm sticking to fake for now, because i dont completely understand live plants and rocks yet). But, to boost the system i collected algae covered rocks and shells from the intercoastal. After cycling completed (which was a incredibly short time compared to stories of read online) i added the clown and others, and they have been doing great for two weeks now, and i have been simply exchanging a gallon of ocean water into the tank weekly. AND SO MY QUESTION FOR EVERYONE: is this method frowned upon? i cant find any info online relating to someone else who has done this method, but my boss acts like he knows exactly what were doing and it'll be fine. So whats your guys opinions??