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Old 01-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Ok the live rocks in

I'm going to let cycle for two days then going to start a clean up crew that's what i was told to do is there any tips before I do that
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Is this LR already cured? You`ll need to cycle more than 2 days.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Is this LR already cured? You`ll need to cycle more than 2 days.
I was told I could start putting a clean up crew in after 2 day and I have to wait another week or 2 weeks to put fish in
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you'll need to cycle fully before adding any livestock. your tank will start to look pretty gross before you can add a CUC

that means ammonia spike then drop, nitrIte spike then drop, and some nitrates
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Read how to cycle in the articles section,your tank could take 3 weeks+ to cycle,how much LR or is it just base rock,where did you get it from,another tank?
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Read how to cycle in the articles section,your tank could take 3 weeks+ to cycle,how much LR or is it just base rock,where did you get it from,another tank?
It's just a small 10 gallon tank and I have 10 pounds of rock i think it might be going thru a ammonia spike already cuz when I tested it read at .25ppm so does that mean I do a water change or do I just leave it be to keep cycling
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just leave it to cycle,wait until the trites raise then fall,then trates will rise,once amm and trites are zero do a 30-40% water change if nitrates are above 20,i wouldn't add CUC until this point.then add 1 fish/month
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