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Old 11-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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New Tank Help Please

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I am currently curing 110 lbs. of live rock in a new 100 gal tank. With no fish. Skimmer running.
I have two questions
1. What is the good time to add in the live sand?
2. I have a 25W UV light set up for the system. Is there any benefit to running the light while tank is cycling to discourage algae growth? Any thoughts?
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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. What is the good time to add in the live sand?
You can add the LS now during the cycle.
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I have a 25W UV light set up for the system.
Leave this off during the cycle as it will disrupt the bacterial colonies during the nitrogen cycle. HTH

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I would also turn off the skimmer. There is no need for it at this point in time.
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You can do as Hara suggested or run the catch cup drain back into your sump so when you are done with the cycle your skimmer will be "broke in"
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I would run the skimmer, if you have any die off you want the skimmer running to get that crud out of the water. I ran my skimmer on my 125 when i cycled with LR and it pulled all kinds of crud from the water. Like Brenden says some skimmers have a break in period.
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