Hi all. I'm in the process of filling my new 29 gallon tank (it's sitting on the floor) so I can get a start on the cycle. Right now, it just has rocks (natural river rocks and some flat stones leftover from refinishing our front walk/porch) arranged in caves (large flat) and scattered about.
It has a light, heater, filter, thermometer. Just nothing LIVING yet.
My question, can I put the 8 ghost shrimp and the 3 cobra endlers I bought today in there once the tank settles (I'll give about 24 hours) to a. quarantine them and b. help the cycle start?
I have them in a 1 gal, since they were in dire need of QT (some very very ill bettas sharing water...) but I'm going away this weekend, so cannot do water changes Sat or Sun. The filter intake is to small to catch any fish, the only concern is the flat rocks (natural sandstone, which I've seen used before).