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Old 02-14-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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hi all....I have a question...

I setup my new 125 gallon acrylic yesterday and after dissolving enough salt to get my salinity to 1.025 and let things run for a bit, I added my live sand and 180 lbs. of pukani and fiji ultra premium rock. My cycle has begun....Here's the question: Can I assume that there is enough die off and such already on and inside the rock to produce enough ammonia or shall i go to the store and get a few "shrimp" as suggested?

125 acrylic w/ built in prizm overflow and 2 drilled returns
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:03 PM   #2
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Your live rock should be just fine even if it was pre-cured. It will take 2 to 4 weeks so just keep testing. And congrats on a great setup start.
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hey kat!

thanx for the quik reply! I am also under the assumption the rock will be just fine w/o adding the shrimp and by the way, this stuff really stunk when i unpacked it, so it was not pre-cured...

thanx again!

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No need for the shrimp. That awful smell is stuff decomposing on/in the live rock. you can do small water changes if the ammonia gets to high to help what ever is still alive to stay alive
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Ya, it should be fine (although i am jealous of your tank ), i found out that i didnt need shrimp right after purchasing them, but that's alright, i love my coral banded and camelbacks all the same!
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