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Old 02-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Cycling methods

Hi guys just got a 60litre orca tank, and i need to know some alternative methods for cycling, iv heard of some using shrimp and one where you use a brackish water fish and let it die off then use it as a source of ammonia ?!? So any advice at this point is very useful thanks
Also for the experts, if i use live rock is it necessary to use live sand?
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Well, i dont like cycling with fish. I would say either use pure ammonia or shrimp. Live rock can support the ammonia you are looking for, but not enough. I have yet to see a fully supported cycle from lr. They have always needed help getting over the hump.
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Well, i dont like cycling with fish. I would say either use pure ammonia or shrimp. Live rock can support the ammonia you are looking for, but not enough. I have yet to see a fully supported cycle from lr. They have always needed help getting over the hump.
So you'd recommend live sand aswell?
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Live sand is not worth it just regular old sand will turn "live".
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