I have had the tank cycleing for the last two months. It is a 75 gal tank with 60lbs of fiji live rock and about half an inch of fine sand. I am using a Marine land Tidepool II sump and their S.O.S. overflow. The tank also has two power heads for circulation. After the nitrite had gone down from the live rock I put two yellow tail blue damsels in the tank to cycle it. They have been in their for the last two months. I plan to get a sea clone 150 protien skimmer next weekend and then order the octo after spring brake (ends the 28th). Do you think the tank is ready?
On another note I was thinking of ordering the octo from Dr. Fosters because I could also order some corals, inverts and fish for my reef tanks and that would spread the shipping charge out a little bit. Are their bimacs pretty good? Also what do people think of the rest of thier animals? If you do not think that is a good place to get an octo pleace suggest another. Also what kind of live food do I need right off the bat? I want to switch it to a frozen diet as soon as possible. Thanks for the help, Jake.