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Old 02-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Clycling tank

Is it safe to cycle my tank with live rock inside it ?
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Yes! The live rock will have some die off which makes ammonia that will start your cycle. Also the rock serves as a home for you beneficial bacteria.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Ok thannx I just didn't want my live rock to die off
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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No prob.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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It won't die if the salinity is right
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Salinity is at 22
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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A tad low, but not bad. Mine has been running for months around 30...which is way way to high. This is a story about how hydrometers are crap and refractometers save the day. I get my refract on saturday and find out the truth about mixing up SW low every week continues to give high SW readings.
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I thought the right salinity was between 17 an 25 atleast they wat my local pet store recommends
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The right dalinity is around 35 for a reef I keep mine at 34. If ur talking about specific gravity than its .020 to .025 for most everything
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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Also u want die off during cycling that's what cycles it. I put my live rocks in and started go dose ammonia into the tank. I doses way to much but ill tell u my biological filtration is immaculate
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