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Old 05-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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75 Gallon Tank Build

I am currently building a 75 Gallon reef tank. I have about 55 pounds of base rock that I can glued/drilled together. I need to add roughly 30 more pounds of live rock. When I get my live rock added into the tank with the dry rock how long will it take for my tank to cycle?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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I would have more than that if it is going to be a reef. My tank has about 3 pounds per gallon, I recommend at least 2.
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I will continually add live rock as I go. Thats what I have done with my 26 gallon.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:08 AM   #4
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75lbs will be enough rock if thats the look you want. Some tanks cycle in two weeks and some take much longer. Depends how you go about it and how high youe let the ammonia get.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #5
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Are you buying dry rock and adding it or curing the rock in a separate tank? You shouldn't add uncured rock to a cycled tank with any livestock in it.
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no, im starting a 75 im going to add dry and live rock and then add livestock once my parameters check out
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:41 AM   #7
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For the cycle time, I can suggest you to take it slower, you cannot play with the cycle and each time that you are adding live / not cured / dry rock it is like you push a reset button, in terms of the cycle.
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For the cycle time, I can suggest you to take it slower, you cannot play with the cycle and each time that you are adding live / not cured / dry rock it is like you push a reset button, in terms of the cycle.
And you setup looks fantastic!!!!
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