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Old 02-23-2014, 01:52 PM   #11
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There is no need to run lights over a tank that needs to be, or during, a cycle. It will only lead to unnecessary algae growth.
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I never ran my lights until I added fish but like I said im new to all this myself so I may not be correct
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I will leave the lights off then, my Lfs advised me to remove all media and run the filter without them is this the right thing to do?
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I would personally just leave it alone it will settle down...hopefully someone with a lot of experience chimes in
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what media are you running?
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I don't think the live rock nor the live sand require lighting in order to survive, just make sure they're getting whatever nutrients they need.
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Help needed please, I'm a newbie to marine

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I will leave the lights off then, my Lfs advised me to remove all media and run the filter without them is this the right thing to do?

Yes I would take the media out. It is kind of working against you during the cycle as this is the only time you want ammonia and nitrite in your system
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That's good at least I'm doing the right thing with removing the media.
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