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Old 11-03-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi I got the live rock for my nano tank today and I was just wondering when I need to do a water change. Do I née to wait to the tank has fully cycled.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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Hi I have put my live rock in my tank is there 100% chance that it will import micro organisms into my tank.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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Can someone plz answer my questions.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:18 AM   #4
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your questions have been answered 1000's of times in 1000's of threads on this site. The search feature is very helpful. Assuming that you have started your cycle correctly you dont need to do a water change until you have nothing but nitrate readings. yes, thats why its called live rock
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But I haven't seen any microorganisms how am I ment to know if they are there.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:30 AM   #6
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Do you know what "micro" means...? Unless you have microscopes for eyes you probably wont see them...
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But I thought they could come with shrimp and other crustations. Also my live rock has some sort of like hard bristly things on it do you know what they could be.
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And how do I know there are microorganisms there
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:33 AM   #9
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Get a test kit. After a week you will see your ammonia spike, followed by your nitrites, and finally your nitrates. If its LR, it'll start the cycle. Be patient.
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Are you messing with us or what man... microorganisms are on just about every surface in this world. If you have live rock it is covered with the bacteria that cycles the tank. If you cant understand that rock from the ocean has life on it that you cant see then keeping a saltwater tank is going to be way to complicated for you. yes, most of the time live rock will have bristle worms, feather dusters, pods, etc... but that is not a guarantee. Hope you’ve got it cause I can take the pain of answering no more.
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