Is your LR
cured or uncured? If uncured then you would not need to add shrimp where the LR
will start the cycle. You can add shrimp even then. If the rock is cured then it would be a good idea to add it. Either way it can't hurt. HTH
65 gal reef
2 PC's 192W each , 20 gal sump/fuge
4 false clowns, 2 firefish, cardinal, midas blennie, toadstool, zoos, shrooms, trumpet coral, torch, pagoda, frogspawn, poylps, red open brain, devils hand, hermits, snails, 3 cleaner shrimp, coral banded and a emerald crab.