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Old 08-10-2008, 01:13 AM   #91
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All good advice.... I really appreciate it.... But I think I'm not going to do Coral after all... I just want it simple for now.... Just LR and LS I will add Coral more in the future... When I learn more about SW environment.... I know there will be failure and death to fish and coral, but I don't want kill any fish or marine life it's bad enough our reefs are dieing out in our world I just want to make sure I learn more about the process.....

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Do I need to still use my Skimmer if I'm just going to do FOWLR or should I still use for the LR?
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Lightbulb Skipping Cycling Process

Hey guys Can i Skip The Cycling process?
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If you have enough cured LR and a cup of sand from an established tank, you can skip the cycle.
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How much Cured Rock would I need for a 55 Gallon
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oops Cured LR and LS
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About 1.5-2 Lbs of fully cured LR, use a cup or two of sand on top of your already existing sand. Make sure to keep the LR either underwater or wrapped in wet newspaper (if the trip from your LFS isn't that far).
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Yeah it's about a good 30 min drive there and back....
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Alright I finally got my test kit in yesterday.... Just want to know could I start my SW tank without LS and LR could I add that later if possible? Whats the difference is I star it with LR and LS and without? Let me know what's better....

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IMO, its better to start with the sand and rock now so you dont a cycle later and possibly kill your fish.
Its been almost four years since our 75 has been setup and I started like you did, My advice to you is dont rush you will end up very frustrated.

I started with a 75 gallon tank, 2 emporer filters and a cheap skimmer sand and live rock, Now I just have the 75,sand and live rock and a Octopus skimmer,The live rock will do the filtering for you if you have enough and do your homework it will cost you less in the long run... Now I have a bunch of useless equipment and wishing I would have listened to the seasoned reefers... For the lighting I have a t5 unit and Im very happy with it.
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