I have a 500 L aquarium I would like to fill with saltwater and eventually fish. I have an 80 L tank starting to cycle now on the 3rd week, containing about 2 kg of live rock.
I plan to partially fill the 500 L tank with the contents, filter and power head of the 80 L tank, and over the following weeks, put in newly purchased live rock, more coral substrate, and more water. Week by week, I plan to add more water.
Will this plan have a chance at success, and if not how should I modify it? I don't want to spend all my money at once!