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Old 11-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Cycling tank

HI all, how long will it take to cycle a tank using just live rock and live sand? I have plenty of critters in the rock. Tank is now in week two and all of my reading are nil. Ph is 8.3. I am seeing a diatom bloom and plenty of feather dusters etc. or is there a chance that it has cycled? Thank you
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Also to speed things up can I use frozen shrimp from supermarket or do they need to be fresh?
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Either as long as it's raw...
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
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If you haven't had spikes its not cycled. Add some prawn if it still stays nil you are cycled
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Put raw prawn in tonight, should start to see things change soon!
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