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Old 01-26-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hello. I am new at this. I am going to buy 8 lbs. of prime cured rock for my new 6 gallon Nano aquarium. How would I attach corals to the live rock? How long should I cycle the tank with the live rock before putting in the coral? Thanks for all your help.
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Coral and Reef Glue & Epoxy?
All the rest you need to know is under my sig block. If there is no die-off from the LR then can have a pretty quick cycle....but nothing works well, fast on the saltie side...
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I wish you the best but it`s not going to be easy in that size tank. The smaller the tank the less water volume and the more dilligent you`ll need to be. Larger tanks will be more forgiving with mistakes or problems.
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I am new at this. I am going to buy 8 lbs. of prime cured rock for my new 6 gallon Nano aquarium. How would I attach corals to the live rock?
Superglue gel works wonders. Put some glue on the rock, dip in the water, pull it out, place coral how you like then place in the water. Epoxy is OK but looks less appealing IMO.
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How long should I cycle the tank with the live rock before putting in the coral? Thanks for all your help.
Until your readings indicate a drop in ammonia, nitrites and your trates stabilize. You did buy test kits.....right?.....; )
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buy these things

Saltwater master test kit api
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Once you have that in hand you are ready to cycle your tank with live rock. It can take anywhere up to a month or longer to cycle a tank so expect a wait. You will wan't to closely follow the water readings with your test kit. This tells us and you where your cycle is at any given time.
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