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Old 07-03-2004, 03:25 AM   #11
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thanks rev, u have been very helpful...actually i havnt ordered the live rock...i have ordered the base...i was gonna wait till the base got here till i ordered the live and added it...i just wanted to know if i could put the shrimp in now and then add the base in a couple of days when it gets here and then add the live when it gets here...or is this all wrong and should i just wait and put all the rock in at the same time then cycle
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:29 AM   #12
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If I am not mistaken the base will have no die off since there is nothing living on it in the first place. Makes since.
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Old 07-03-2004, 03:32 AM   #13
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I may be mistaken, but this is what I would do. I would put the shrimp in as soon as possible. The when the base gets here throw that in there so the bacteria can start building on that. Then depending on how the water levels are doing I would either add the LR straight to the tank, or cure it in a container.
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:04 AM   #14
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Wait, did you already order the LR ?

Here is my suggestion, although it will take twice as long.

Cycle the tank with the shrimp before you get the LR. Make sure all the levels are good (should take 4-6 weeks). Then order LR from liverock.com
The rock from liverock.com is so good that you will likely kill a lot of good stuff by cycling the tank with it.
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:33 AM   #15
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go ahead and add the shrimp. It will get the cycle started. don't worry about the milky water, it is normal, the bacteria will begin to grow and stick to the small particles of sand and settle out. I would then add base rock. Wait for a week or two and add some lr.
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:14 PM   #16
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ok thanks a lot guys! im glad to hear i can go ahead and kick it off....should i check my parameter before i add the shrimp and how long after the shrimp is added should i start testing and how often to monitor the cycle?
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:16 PM   #17
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also do i need to rinse the rock from hirocks.com?
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:39 PM   #18
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I would check the parameters before you start, and make a note of them in a book or something, and write it down everytime you check it so you know how the cycly is coming.

If you can afford it, I would just buy about 40-60# of lr, and put it in the tank. The cycle will be a whole lot faster.
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:58 PM   #19
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i cant afford it.....how often should i test the waters during the cycle? i just added the half shrimp!
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