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Old 04-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Instant cycle

Can I use something to instant cycle my saltwater tank I know people don't like this method but I need to get fish in for a present
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Sometimes a saltwater tank will "insta-cycle" when a lot of live rock is added. The live rock will act as the biological filtration for your aquarium. If you add a lot of healthy, established live rock, your tank should have enough beneficial bacteria to be instantly cycled. I do recommend that you wait a few days to make sure there aren't any unexpected spikes in your parameters (like ammonia) after adding the rock, however.

Some people use bacteria in a bottle, but I am not completely confident in that method yet, therefore I can't recommend it.

Good luck.
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I agree with you to a point. Other problem is if you add a lot of live rock you will get an extreme spike in levels do to the bio over load could be an issue in an established tank
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