Red Tiger Oscars and Cichlids
Noted. I will add a chunk of live rock along the way.Like Hack and Vinnie, I don't believe in paying for something that is free. Bottled bacteria gets a lot of people into trouble.
The bacteria you need for your cycle are all around us. Take a deep breath and throw your shrimp in the tank.
You can add diversity by adding table spoon of sand from other established systems or a chunk of live rock or two.
I would at least throw in a chunk of good live rock to get coralline going at some point. Yes you can buy coralline scrapings on e-Bay, but you never know what kind of tank they came out of. With good live rock you will also get some bristle worms and maybe some pods too.
I am certain it would be.GLADLY ship you all the Coralline Algae you want.....BUT afraid shipping big live rock over night would be a wee pricey.