its been 7 weeks since i started to cycle my 30 gl. tank and my amonia is still to high ive anded about 3 lbs. sand from my lfs show tank (its 4 yrs. old) i also bought a bottle of marine bacteria (tlc is the product name)what am i missing ?
That was the old school way of doing things. Unfortunately that will normally kill off the damsels due to toxic levels of ammonia or in a best case scenario your damsels will be stressed out and close to death and if they survive you will be stuck with those hellions.i do have a few books and they say to use damsels to cycle the tank.
Your tank is definately not ready for any fish, shrimp, inverts at this time. I can understand if you were a little mislead and not up to date with cycling the tank without fish but you definately should not have added the star or shrimp.asfor live stock ive got 3 damsels ,1 serpent star , 1 hermit crab , 1 coral banded shrimp , many small fan worms