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Old 11-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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Ok I'm only like 2 in. Just added my live sand. Think I need more...but will wait until it settles and see where I am at.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #22
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I intend to start with Cuc after c lr but if your leaving for a good while may just stick with the dead shrimp to keep ammonia
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
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I intend to start with Cuc after c lr but if your leaving for a good while may just stick with the dead shrimp to keep ammonia
I've thought about this. I can do both. I know how much shrimp seems to keep my cycle going so I could add a few critters over the next three weeks before I leave and balance the chemistry. Then just have my feeding sitter check salinity and do a simple test or two. Tank won't be alone just not under my intense care... Lol

Then I'll be ready for fish when I get back.

My only concern. Is there enough to eat for a CUC now? Do need to add some food source for them?
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Well typically they eat algae and leftovers....so if put not feeding fish there might not be...

Maybe have your sitter do a few pinches of food
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