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Old 02-03-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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cycling a 33gal

Is it ok to add fresh shrimp from the seafood section in the grocery store to a new tank to cycle it? I plan on adding carib sea aragonite and then the sw, then the dead shrimp. Should I add the lr before or after adding the shrimp?
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Sounds like a good idea.

Add the live rock first, then the shrimp.

How well cured is your rock? If there's a bunch of dead stuff on it, and it smells funny, you may not need the shrimp to get the ammonia spike.
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Cycle the rock with your tank. I would IMO scrub the die off off the rock and then cycle with the shrimp but it can be done also like Dskid said.
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