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Old 01-23-2007, 09:04 PM   #11
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I was wondering if it was Fiji or Marshall Island or tonga or whatever. I think 58 lbs will be sufficent for starting off. Later on more will be better but you have enough to start. I was thinking you only had 30 lbs.
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I do want to catch the damsels and take them back but they are giving me a hard time, and hide as soon as they see the net.
LOL! They are fast, aren't they? Try leaving the net in the tank for a few days, let them get used to it being there, feed them and snatch them when they come out. If that doesn't work, we'll try other ways.
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If the rock is cured and from the LFS, I don't think any type of cycle will occur. It will happen if there is some die off but this might not occur with cured LR. If you have any sort of cycle, the shrimp won't make it either. The damsels will most likely survive but inverts won't.

I have 2 damsels in my tank that have been there for 3+ yrs. They are not all bad
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you said no cycle if it is cured live rock from lfs. does that mean the lr cycled at the store and is further along "already cycled" or needs another form of bacteria "the raw shrimp" to start the cycle.
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you said no cycle if it is cured live rock from lfs. does that mean the lr cycled at the store and is further along "already cycled" or needs another form of bacteria "the raw shrimp" to start the cycle.
LR from the store (the kind that is in the tanks with the fish) is already cured. If you bring it home and put it in your tank (assuming it is not that far) you should be ok. Mt LFS will wrap mine in wet newspaper.
If you were to cure rock yourself, you can use the shrimp method, to produce ammonia, or you could let it cycle with your tank.
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The cycle would occur from die off. If the rock is cured from the LFS and you take it home, there won't be any die off. You could see almost no cycle if the bacteria is already there.

It would be the same if you took an established healthy system and transferred it to a different tank. Uncured is good but some will save some money an get uncured if the tank is new nad nothing is in it.
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