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Old 06-07-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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Started new 75 gallon SW tank 06/02/07

I just setup a new 75 gallon SW tank and put in 50 lbs of rock. I have an RO/DI form filterguys.com and it works Awesome....

My parameterers are these

PH 8.0-8.2
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 0

My rock came from a friends tank and it is definitely live as it has snails,etc... in it. I also have 80 lbs of Aragonite sand in it. 40 lbs LS and the rest dry sand..

HOw long does the cysle take. My friend tells me to put a clown it help cycle. Isn't that wrong?
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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Sounds you started the right way. Whn using established media you can greatly reduce the cyle time of your tank. I would suggest adding at least anotehr 50lbs of LR before you add any livestock. This will help your tank down the road. Any other forms of filtration?

BTW...what type of RO/DI did you get form the filter guys?
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Sounds you started the right way. Whn using established media you can greatly reduce the cyle time of your tank. I would suggest adding at least anotehr 50lbs of LR before you add any livestock. This will help your tank down the road. Any other forms of filtration?

BTW...what type of RO/DI did you get form the filter guys?
Thanks I have another 100lbs of liverock from the same friends tank. Just didn't add it yet? Should I add it as well? I bought the ocean reef +1 and it works perfectly ....

I also have 2 snails in the tank that were stuck on the LR....
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dont put a clown in to cycle not nice for the clown, add a raw shrimp from the fish market. I will let one of the pros tell you more about it.
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Yes it is wrong. This article will explain why.
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My friend tells me to put a clown it help cycle. Isn't that wrong?
Yes it is wrong. This article will explain why.

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With the amount of LR & LS he has in his tank couldn't he just add a few drops of fish food to jump start the cycle? It worked for me. I didn't need the shrimp.
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I am adding another 50 lbs today of LR, just gotta clean it.
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Good idea. To start the cycle just add a few flakes of food.
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I`m just wondering with the extra 50 lbs of LR if that alone will be enough to jump start the cycle. The die off from it should be enough.
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