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Old 12-02-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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15 gallon live rock cycle

I just bought 4 kilos of live rock today for my 15 gallon and there is plenty of life
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:03 AM   #2
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Didn't let me finish -.-
There is plenty of life on it. Some alive some dead.
Its only been in there for 6 hours and I have 0.50ppm of ammonia and the rest 0
I havent added anything into it... Should I though?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Yes. Either add pure ammonia or a seafood shrimp. There will not be enough die off on the rocks to get the ammonia level anywhere near high enough for a good cycle.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Not to be picky... Make sure it's a raw shrimp not precooked
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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Haha ok
Will I need to do any water changes?
I tested the water this morning and it was
Ammonia 1.0ppm
Nitrite .25 ppm
Nitrate .05ppm
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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Water changes will just slow down the cycle. Only do a water change when your cycle is done and you have low nitrates.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM   #7
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Good luck on the cycle process. Patience is Key! Hope to see some pictures of your tank!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Thanks I'll add the shrimp tonight and I'll post some updates on how it's going
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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Thanks I'll add the shrimp tonight and I'll post some updates on how it's going
I have not done this type of cycle myself however I had read on other posts that a good tip is to put the raw shrimp in a mesh bag or pantyhose so it's easy to remove afterwards. Just sayin! just my $0.02
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #10
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Haha yeah iv cycled fresh wage tanks before it's just the whole bacteria in rocks (live rock, cured rock, base rock etc...) that I can't really grasp XP
For my size tank does anyone know approx how long it would take? (I'm not exactly patient bit there is some sort of scallop and I believe a tiny anemone to keep me entertained for a while XP$
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