Over the next 3 days i`m starting up my tank, Since i`m getting cash tomorrow, i`m going down to the LFS and getting my Live rock(About 50 pounds), my live sand(no idea quantity), a testing kit, filter equipment, and my R/o water.
So i wanna do this right straight form part one. i know it`s wise to put the rock in before the sand.
Tomorrow, using a damp towel i`m gonna clean up any dust that may have gathered on the tank.
After that should i add the Water, the rock or the sand first? I know my equipment need to be partially covered with water to work properly ( atleast the canister filter ) so nothing will go on till the water is started.
Another question - when do i first test the water. Ofcourse i will have the salt premixed in the water so i will check salinity first, but when should i do my first check for nitrates and ammonia etc.
walk me through day one please :)