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Old 06-25-2006, 11:03 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by SCFatz
Devilish...did you also add an ammonia source or did the sand and ucured rock provide the die off as well as the bacteria to jump the cycle?

I'm going to start a new thread about fw/sw bacteria transfer just for exposure to the question...the answer seems to be probably not...but the why will go a long way to my understanding...or at least I think it will.
I relied soley on the bacteria in the rock and sand, and dieoff to cycle the tank. Sorry if this was already mentioned, but adding a dead shrimp or two will do the same thing.


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Old 06-26-2006, 07:41 PM   #32
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Ok...thanks all.As many may have noticed the bacteria is different (see the other thread) so it will me a new cycle.

The initial post was about my bud getting a tank this weekend.
Well he has and its just 20g.

If this were a fish only sw setup...what are the population options/suggestions?


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Scanning through liveaquaria's site will give you some idea of what the options are. With a 20 gallon, you are not quite limited to the nano fish category, but there is not going to be much else to choose from.

EDIT: While the fish selection is limited, don't forget the invertebrates which I for one find just as enjoyable, especially the shrimp.

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