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Old 08-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #11
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i have another question.. if i want to add more lr should i be doing this during the cycle process or does it matter when i add it? i only have about 5-6 lbs for my 14 gal. right now.
I'd add it all now if possible. If you add it later, it will need to be fully cured or it will start another cycle.

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also i did a complete test today and the levels are
ph~ 7.8
ammonia~0pmm
nitrIte~0pmm
nitrate~0pmm
salinity is 1.028
is my cycling going in the right direction?
thanks
Did you add anything like fish food, or a cocktail shrimp? If it's truly cured "live" rock, then you probably won't see any ammonia/nitrites - but you should eventually see some nitrates over time.
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i didnt use a shrimp just the fully cured LR. i added some flake fish food last night to see if anything would change within a few days. i will def. wait longer if i need to or not for the cycle, im in no hurry to hurt my future dwarf seahorses ! so i should add the LR all at once, what about other things like plants, etc. (eg. caulerpa etc.)
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