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Old 04-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Can I add live rock during cycle ????

I FINALLY have my first saltwater tank full of water and pumps running.

I am starting a fishless cycle and currently have 100 pounds of dry rock in the tank. I am in the process of dosing the ammonia to 4ppm (a little at a time so I dont put too much in). I want to add some live rock at some point to start coraline algae growth plus whatever else comes with it (hopefully GOOD stuff).

My question is, do I have to wait for the cycle to complete before adding a piece of live rock or would it be safe to go ahead and add it to the tank (after curing, of course)?

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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You can cure it in the tank now with doing a fishless cycle . It will release ammonia as well and since there is no fish your good to add it.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Add it now. It'll cure while you finish your cycle.
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