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Old 06-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Cycling a saltwater aquarium.

When I cycled my 14 gallon, the guy at the pet store told me to start the water, add sand after a day, then wait two weeks to do live rock, then wait another 2 for fish.
Which I did and it all turned out fine. But could I do this any differently? I.e
Get saltwater from the fish store, get live sand, and live rock at the same time?
I'm setting up a pico aquarium if that helps.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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u can cycle an aquarium quicker usung established rock, sand, and filter media. some fish stores with have live rock and used filtration media to help kickstart the cycle process. u will still have to test water levels to make sure the cycle has still completed before adding fish.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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I'm most likely not even going to add fish.
I just want to keep corals and crabs, shrimp etc.
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