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Old 06-24-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Just Got Live Rock

Today I bought 10 lbs of LR. It is cured fiji and is now currently sitting in the center of my 75 gallon tank. The tank has been running for about 2 weeks. I was wondering how long I will have to wait before I can purchase starter fish(damsels). I know that 10 lbs of live rock isnt too much but I have a jaubert filter for the bio filter and a canister for the mechanical. I will slowly build my rock poundage to 1 lb per gallon. Anyone with advice of comments for me and what I should do would be very helpful. Thank you.

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Old 06-25-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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You can buy a couple of shrimp at your local supermarket and throw them into the tank, letting them bio degrade in your tank will cause your ammonia cycle to occur.
Here is a link for you to look at the most common questions for a new saltie...http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showfaq.php?fldAuto=2

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Correct. No need to purchase "cycling" fish. Damsels can be a PITA anyways. Have you checked out www.liverocks.com for LR yet?
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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