Water changes aren't really a pain in saltwater tanks, they aren't as easy as say using a freshwater python system, but beyond that you run water through RODI mix in the salt and make sure it's well dissolved and make sure it is the same temp as your tank and then simply drain the old and put in the new.MrBryan723 said:Are the fish still alive? What are your levels? What kind of fish are you using to cycle the tank. Sorry fish store people can be garbage with their recommendations.
Usually in a tank that size with hardy fish they would be fine, especially if the live rock is mature. You need ammonia and nitrite and nitrate all in your tank to be able to actually cycle it so removing them before it is cycled is not the route to take.
I would watch the levels to make sure they stay pretty low and do water changes accordingly. I know thewater changes are a pain in saltwater tanks.
The first thing you need to do is get some Seachem Prime in there as it will help convert the toxic stuff to non-toxic so that the situation is more bearable for the fish. The next thing is that you are probably using an API kit, which is well known for being inaccurate for saltwater. Red Sea, Salifert, Hannah, Nyos are all better choices for accuracy in testing in saltwater tanks. The 3rd is that Dry Rock generally takes long to establish a biofilter, so plan on a 30-60 day total cycle in there (not saying it will take that long for sure, I'm just saying don't be surprised).Steve34k said: