No sump. No skimmer. No refugium. Those will all be on our display tank. This tank will just be for observation prior to placing the fish in our display. Also, it looks like the filter that came with the tank that goes in the HOB is just carbon. So, I figured I can just add the carbon that I have in there instead of buying new filters. Will definitely be doing a weekly water change on this tank once we have the fish in. Thanks for the help!First question is... Are we done with cycle? Should we continue to bring ammonia up to 2ppm every time it goes down to 0ppm until we add fish to help keep the tank going? Or should we just leave as is.
Given you have rock in the tank and the ammonia is going down to zero fairly quickly, you should be OK now.
Second question is... We have a Petsmart TopFin 10g tank for our QT. It doesn't have a skimmer on it and we removed the filtration that it did have. Can I add a little bag of carbon in it's place instead?
Yes you can, but I'd rather have the filter than carbon in the system (I assume it's in a HOB filter)? Carbon is mostly to make the water clear, the filter removes particulate matter.
Third question is... Is there anything else we need to add to the tank to make sure that we can have fish?
Be prepared to do a water change at some point and keep a watch on the Nitrate level. Do you have a sump & skimmer? Even better, do you have a refugium? The macro algae in a refugium will help keep nitrates down, possibly even at zero which makes the need for water changes less frequent.
We are waiting on the same tank . 3 months huh ? Ouch but atleast ur wait is almost over ! I cannot wait to see how it turns out for you . The tanks look amazing in pictures and on Youtube . Should be great !The tank is on the truck!! It's finally gonna be here. Holy crap, this was a long 3 months! Updates will be slowly coming in throughout the next week.
Lookin slick ! The white looks so nice ! I really like the cabinet too. We just bought the whole apex system so we will need something like that probably also . I can't wait