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Old 06-16-2015, 12:51 AM   #1
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Best place to get live rock?

I just started up my 10g sw tank! I put in dry sand so I'm going to need live rock to get it started cycling! I think! Please fill free to let me know what the best way to start cycling! This will be my first sw tank! I don't live by a place that sells sw stuff so I will have to order it off line!

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Plenty of online stores sell dry/live rock. Just remember it is rocks, 10 pounds can be a hefty shipping fee. Be sure to inspect it before adding to the tank for any critters.


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Cheaper method would be to buy dry rock and start the cycle with pure ammonia or a couple of shrimp.
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There are several places, like mentioned above. I personally have only ordered my rock from saltwaterfish.com and was very pleased with what I got. If not getting dry/base/macro rock, make sure to inspect it and give it a good scrub down before considering adding it to the tank to avoid any unwanted stuff (mostly mud or decaying matter) from entering the tank.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:53 PM   #5
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Cheaper method would be to buy dry rock and start the cycle with pure ammonia or a couple of shrimp.
Could I use frozen shrimp thawed? Or does it need to be fresh?

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Thawed, or fresh...you need but to add an ammonia source. A rotting carcass provides this. Put it in a mesh bag so if you decide to remove it, it won't fall apart all over the tank.
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Thawed, or fresh...you need but to add an ammonia source. A rotting carcass provides this. Put it in a mesh bag so if you decide to remove it, it won't fall apart all over the tank.
I'm thawing one! I don't have a mesh bag! I might just have to throw it in!

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I'm thawing one! I don't have a mesh bag! I might just have to throw it in!

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Pantyhose work as well


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Pantyhose work as well


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