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Old 10-25-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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should you??/

cure live rock before putting it in the tank so it can be cycled or do u just put it in uncured to begin cycling TIA
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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Are you just starting the tank? If so then yeah you just put it in and let it do it's thing!!!
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putting in uncurred rock causes die off to happen in your tank, which in turn starts the cycle procees, cured rock has minimal dye off but when put in a new tank will kill off stuff anyways, which will again start the proceess

i would use uncured
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
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from what i understand if you used cured rock cycling will take less time (less ammonia to convert) but uncured will eventually supply a greater number of beneficial bacteria. I'm just learning too...i might be wrong
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yea this will be a new tank and will be just started....thanks
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I would use (and did use) uncured. Will set up an strong cycle. Takes a little more time, but worth it IMO.
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the best advice any new aquarist can receive is to take your time...i learned the hard way
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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yea trust me i been doin alot of research but thanks every1 for the help
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