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Old 10-08-2006, 11:56 AM   #11
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If it is not a long wait for the lr, then I would wait. Adding new rock part way through your cycle may extend your total cycle time.
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If it is not a long wait for the lr, then I would wait. Adding new rock part way through your cycle may extend your total cycle time.
Great point. If the rock is just now coming in then it means it will not be fully cired when you buy it. And that means it will extend the cycle time.
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I agree. Add the shrimp, enjoy the cycle. You can still add rock later in the week, sure. I just would not add rock directly to your tank after it cycles. If you want to get new rock after it cycles, cure it in a tub or something before you add it to your main tank.
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Off topic here, but I gotta ask.

Weekf, what are you running in the cannister filter? Better yet, Have you hooked up a Eheim or Hagen surface extractor/skimmer on the cannister? It will remove the ammino acid film you may otherwise have to contend with.
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I have to agree with others as I would add the shrimp now and add the LR later this week when it comes in. I would scrub the LR in saltwater and try to take off any excessive die off that way as to eliminate a prolonged cycle time. You can still cure it as you cycle your tank.
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