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Old 01-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Live Rock and cycling your tank

Does your tank have to finish cycling prior to adding live rock?

I know the answer for fish is obvious but not sure about LR
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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Nope. Add the rock right in you want it to cycle with everything else. Your LR will help with your Biological Filtration of your system and it will help create all the Good Bacteria in your tank.
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I would have cycled with the LR in the tank. If you add the LR during cycling it has the possibility of extending your cycle time. I'm sure others will chime with additional pros and cons. Experts, What say tho??
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add all LR at the beginning for best results.
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If you add it later, it wil cycle again due to die off on the LR
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Hmmm, I have to say, if you add cured LR before, during or after the cycle, (assuming you are not having it shipped) you can add it at anytime. If it is getting shipped, you will not want to add it after the cycle.
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