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Old 10-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #31
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Hmmm...I'm by no means saying you are wrong however I've added live rock long after cycling and have never had any mini cycle or even a spike. Now, with that being said, it was cured and I did scrub it well before putting it in. I also didn't add 30lbs at once. It was more like 10 lbs at a time. Maybe it's because I had some in already with established bioload to handle it. If he is still in cycle, and his bioload is not much, from my experience with friends who added mid cycle, they had some die off if their cured live rock. What if he added base rock with a small amount of live rock? That way he can add surface area, seed the base with additional bacteria, and have minimal die off?
No worries. I meant don't add it after the tank is cycled. At least I wouldn't do it. You are gonna get die off and you "could" cause a mini cycle.

Yes if he added the base rock and live rock it would be better.

In short... IMO don't cycle the tank and then add all your live rock.

Also I would caution the fact that all the sand is in and the rock wasn't first.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:35 PM   #32
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No worries. I meant don't add it after the tank is cycled. At least I wouldn't do it. You are gonna get die off and you "could" cause a mini cycle.

Yes if he added the base rock and live rock it would be better.

In short... IMO don't cycle the tank and then add all your live rock.

Also I would caution the fact that all the sand is in and the rock wasn't first.
Heres another tip since you dont have rock in yet what i did was place eggcrate on bottom it helps hold baserock from sliding and if piece did fall wont damage glass
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #33
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Heres another tip since you dont have rock in yet what i did was place eggcrate on bottom it helps hold baserock from sliding and if piece did fall wont damage glass
Good tip! ^^^^

To the OP, this is worth it IMO.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #34
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I have a 55 gallon with

1 Blue Regal Tang
2 Yellow Tail Damsels
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1 Blue Devil Fiji Damsel
2 Scott Damsels
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I'm assuming you started with the damsels, if that's the case, did you do anything special to acclimate the next set of fish after the cycling?
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I'm assuming you started with the damsels, if that's the case, did you do anything special to acclimate the next set of fish after the cycling?
Are you going to quarantine them before you add to your tank?
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No worries. I meant don't add it after the tank is cycled. At least I wouldn't do it. You are gonna get die off and you "could" cause a mini cycle.

Yes if he added the base rock and live rock it would be better.

In short... IMO don't cycle the tank and then add all your live rock.

Also I would caution the fact that all the sand is in and the rock wasn't first.
I've added pieces if cured live rock but never over a few pounds at a time plus I cleaned it really well. Now here is a question: if live rock is cured and came from an established tank, and you added 50 lbs to a 50 gallon tank why would you cycle? I've always used base rock with only a little live rock so I'm assuming that's why I did. I just moved all my live rock to my other tank and I have water going in the old one but no rock yet. Hmmm...
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I've added pieces if cured live rock but never over a few pounds at a time plus I cleaned it really well. Now here is a question: if live rock is cured and came from an established tank, and you added 50 lbs to a 50 gallon tank why would you cycle? I've always used base rock with only a little live rock so I'm assuming that's why I did. I just moved all my live rock to my other tank and I have water going in the old one but no rock yet. Hmmm...[/

I think I am totally confusing myself! See what lack of sleep can do? LOL!
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I've added pieces if cured live rock but never over a few pounds at a time plus I cleaned it really well. Now here is a question: if live rock is cured and came from an established tank, and you added 50 lbs to a 50 gallon tank why would you cycle? I've always used base rock with only a little live rock so I'm assuming that's why I did. I just moved all my live rock to my other tank and I have water going in the old one but no rock yet. Hmmm...
To answer that question, I you transferred the rock fairly quick from one tank to another, I'd have to bet that your probably not going to see much of a cycle. There will be minimal die off if any at all...
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