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Old 10-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Cycling and curing

I'm getting close to getting my first saltwater aquarium going! I was wondering if I can cycle and cure at the same time in the display tank? I am going to be getting 50lbs if dry rock from BRS and 20lbs from my lfs. Do I need to add anything to raise the ammonia?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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Dead table shrimp you get at the grocery store will give you that ammonia source. Put it in the tank in a piece of hosery and let it rot!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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I prefer to dose with pure ammonia. Cheap and easy. Ace hardware carries the stuff.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Sweet thanks! Now I'm I able to cycle and cure the rock at the same time?
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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Yes. Cycle and cure at the same time. Be prepared though. It's going to stink like no other for a few days as the rock finishes curing. It'll fade as the tank nears cycling.
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Hope you gotta good protein skimmer. When mine cycled I filled the bottle like four times
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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Sweet thanks! Should I add my sand before or after the cycle?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Add everything now. Skimmer, sand, rock etc.
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