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Old 10-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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I have been setting up my nano cube 24 gallon. I have the salt temp and live sand. What should I do next? Buy live rock or should something else be done first?

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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I have been setting up my nano cube 24 gallon. I have the salt temp and live sand. What should I do next? Buy live rock or should something else be done first?
If your going to add live rock, do it now before the cycle starts. If you add a lot of LR after the cycle, you could set off a mini cycle. Then throw in shrimp or put in ammonia, what ever you're gonna cycle with and wait... And test... And wait... And test. And repeat til cycle is over.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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you should add all the rock that youre eventually going to want now
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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I now have my live rock and have added a few fish. Thanks.

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Old 10-31-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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How long have you been cycling your tank?
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:08 AM   #7
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I think he's doing fish-in cycling? Personally I prefer fishless cycling and more rock. Maybe get some cool base rock pieces to make arches and caves and such. Good start though! Are you going to do a FOWLR or reef tank?
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I want to have a reef eventually. I'm not sure how or what to do next.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #9
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Do you have a protein skimmer? I recommend getting one of these soon.

Take your time setting this tank up. It will pay off in the end.

Personally i dont think you should have any fish in there just yet. You're risking them dying due to the cycle.
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I want to have a reef eventually. I'm not sure how or what to do next.
Do you have a saltwater test kit? If not, recommend you get one even if its a cheap one like API. That way youll know when your tank is cycled. As for going reef, a skimmer is not required since your tank is a nano. Good light and consistent water changes can get you by. I highly recommend one because it cleans the nasty gunk out of your water.
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