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Old 03-15-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Finally cycled

I have a 60g cube (24x24x24) that finally cycled. I have been dosing to 4ppm daily and for the last week, the ammonia was dropping to 1ppm overnight.

This is my first aquarium.

Today my nitrites are finally zero and ammonia is as well. I will dose one more time today to make sure they zero out in a 24 hour period.

I have a couple questions:

1. What do you recommend for a clean up crew?
I don't have a traditional shaped tank so please keep that in mind. I also plan to have soft corals and LPS. I plan on having approx 4-5 fish.

2. Does the CUC go in before the fish? If so, for how long?

3. Do I need to continue to dose ammonia until I get fish or will a CUC provide the ammonia necessary to feed the BB?


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I also forgot to mention I have approx 60 lbs of live rock and 2" of live sand
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Can anyone please help?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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I personally like to put fish in first to keep the BB going. Cleanup crew is not really necessary until you have excess waste and food for them to eat. If you do decide to put CUC in first, you will have to feed them.
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