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Old 09-18-2006, 05:06 PM   #11
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when it cycles what would be a good cleanup crew?
For a newer tank, try about 15 nassiarius/cerith snails possibly turbos also. maybe a few hermits (make sure you have larger shells for them to grow into...the hermits, that is).
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Is 15lbs base rock and 60lbs LR good enough?
That sounds like some good numbers.
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one more thing how long should i run the lights?
As austinsdad said, you can leave them off. I ran mine when I cycled my tank.
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yes, should I not put it in?
Sure, you can put it in if you don't see an ammonia spike, you might have to go the raw cocktail shrimp method.
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I put a raw shrimp in it the other day.
so put the rock in?
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If your buddy will hold it for you, that would be best, but you can add the base rock now, for sure, if they won't hold it for you, go ahead and put it all in. You might have some die-off, but it will grow back.
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I have to pick it up to day. If I put it in and do small water changes to keep it from spiking to high would that help? I dont care if it would take longer for the cycle I would rather have a longer cycle then dead rock.
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In that case, since you are a Steelers fan, I'll give you the GOOD advice! LOL! Just kidding.
You have two options.
1. Put the LR in a bucket with a heater and ph and feed every few days, to keep the bacteria alive.
2. Add it to your main and let it roll.
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1. Put the LR in a bucket with a heater and ph and feed every few days
Now that reminds me of when there was a "Pet Rock" craze in this country and people even bought pet rock food.. LOL
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What do I feed it and do I use a light on them? yes I put them in a tote
I will let tank cycle with shrimp put rock in after cycle then the cleanup crew?
am I on the right track now?

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