Hopefully Easy Newbie Question :)
I bought a 55 gallon fish tank today, from someone knowledgable in the ways of aquariums. He left the gravel and about 3 inches of water, so as to keep the beneficial bacteria. I picked up a pamphlet at PetSmart today, and it said that it takes 4 to 6 weeks to build up the bacteria. So, add 1-3 fish a week until it has enough. Do I have enough bacteria to add some more fish, sooner?
Second, is it okay to put the rocks 'about the size of an orange' that he had in the tank in bleach water? They had a lot of stringy algae on them. I soaked them in bleach and washed, rinsed and dried them. They are not in the tank yet, I was hoping I didn't mess them up. I'm sure I'll have more questions as we go along....thanks for any help!! Christy :)