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Old 01-17-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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I set up a new reef and its a 20gallon. I put in twenty lbs of live sand and 10lbs of live rock. I want to add more rock but my question is should i wait until the tank cycles? or just add more now? and should it be live to get to 20 lbs total or can i use dead rock? Thanks guys
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Add more now. You can use live or dead rock, but you want the tank to cycle with all of the rock in it. You want the bacteria colony that grows to cover all the surface area you can.
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Thanks a lot appreciate the help and also with my new tank would it be wise to do constant water changes such as 25 %
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Don't do any water changes until the cycle is complete. 25% weekly would be a good practice, but after you have livestock and the tank is cycled.
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Just added 5 more lbs with some nice bacteria on it my friend gave me some from his 125 gal reef for free lol !!!
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Just added 5 more lbs with some nice bacteria on it my friend gave me some from his 125 gal reef for free lol !!!
That'll help cycle your tank. Good luck!
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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Thanks again buddy tanks coming out real nice thanks to all your help and others on here ...you guys are really cool
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That's why i love this forum. Folks always willing to help out.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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So far so good new lights
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