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Old 07-10-2009, 09:09 AM   #21
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So am I correct in thinking that this is Cured LR. It`s been in a tank right. If the rock is cured then you might not see a cycle. It makes no difference on the shrimp as it will provide an ammonia source to keep the nitrifying bacteria alive.
Is there a timeline that live rock can stay alive without a food source? Is it a few days, a few weeks, a month ...?
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I would venture to say couple of weeks to a month.
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I would assume that since LR has lots of fauna that light would play an important role in the lifespan of live rock.
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Nitrifying bacteria must have ammonia or nitrite to survive.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:34 PM   #25
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Yes, an all living things produce waste.And waste breaks down to ammonia thus feeding the bacteria. I don't know how much of a load this would support but some bateria will survive.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:54 PM   #26
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Interesting stuff.

I'm right in the middle of cycling my tank and I realize if a fish were in my system the mortality rate would be high - but what's interesting is all the stuff that hitchhiked on the live rock I purchased (feather dusters, bristol worms, aiptasia, asterina stars) will survive the ammonia and nitrite spikes. I assume?

Sorry for throwing your thread off subject Sharkbait!
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Its ok Boulder, dont you worry because its all helpful to me!

Anyways, I wanted to provide an update. So far, I have 30lbs of LR in the tank, the pH is 7.8-8.0, Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0, Nitrate is ~20, SG is 1.022. I have had the tank set up with LR for 2 and a half weeks now. How is it going? I see plenty of life in there that I believe came from the LR. I found at least 2-3 snails, a small tiny clam, some tube worms, and 2 anemones (all the creatures ive seen so far are very very small). How is it going? Do you think my tank has cycled since i am showing nitrates?
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Did you notice a rise in ammonia and nitrites?
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there was a slight rise and then back down
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The bacteria in the live rock will stay alive for a long time without any food source. Just at lower levels. as the bacteria dies it must breakdown producing NH4. thus creating more bacteria. the levels will be lower but you will not completely kill your live rock as long as Ph temp and SG are maintained.
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