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Old 08-19-2008, 03:04 PM   #11
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When is ok to start my Cycle?
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:17 PM   #12
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Anytime you feel like it? When you feel your system is ready, either purchase uncured live rock, throw a raw shrimp in, used seeded substrate, or ammonia to jumpstart the process. Since you need to purchase live rock, uncured would be the simplest/best solution I think.
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What will happen if I buy Fully Cured rock?
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there will be nothing in the rock to cause the ammonia spike your tank will need to start producing the bacteria which feeds on the ammonia, meaning your tank wont start to cycle unless you jumpstart it another way like innovator suggested. it is just preference for some to use uncured rock
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No Problem could I cycle without LR then? Sorry so many dum Questions i'm still just a
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it is recommended that you have the LR since it is a biological filter the water runs through the rock filtering out all the nasties.
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LOL... Nasties.... Alright sounds good.... I will diffenitly get LR and start the cycle process, I'm still going to buy the fully cured rock i take it it should help the cycle along a little faster hopfully if not it will still get cycled reguardless.
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fully cured rock wont help the process along any quicker there just wont be as many if any hitchhikers on the rock. the cycle process unfortunatly cannot really be sped up it takes anywheres from 4-6 weeks
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Fully cured rock , in any amount, will speed up a full cycle. In the correct amount it could totally eliminate a cycle if the tank is planned to be lightly stocked.
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he will still need to jump start the ammonia spike will he not?
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