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Old 11-21-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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Does dead rock have to be cycled?

So I'm setting up my 44 gallon corner aquarium using water out of a friends aquarium. If I add dead rock and arag-alive does it still have to cycle?


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Yes. There is little to no bacteria in the water column. You need to build that up in the rocks and sand by presenting an ammonia source so it can be ready for you to add your first fish.
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Dead rock or dry rock will become live once the beneficial bacteria have established. In saying that you will need to have some live rock to start your cycle the water doesn't really carry much bacteria in it

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Ok thanks. I will just fill the tank with fresh Ro/Di water once I get it.


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Ok thanks. I will just fill the tank with fresh Ro/Di water once I get it.


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You mean fresh ro/di with salt mix. Just so you know the beneficial bacteria in fresh water is different from that in salt water.
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