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Old 08-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Starting again

Hey everyone. Well I had a sw tank about 6 years ago and I've been helping my roomate with his which has got me bitten by the bug again. So here's the deal! I got a 40 gallon tank, fluval 403 canister filter, hob skimmer, using seachem salt.

I found a guy taking down his tank cause he doesn't have time for it anymore. It's been established for "years" got about 40 pounds of his LR and his 1" sandbed. I also took some of my roomates filter media and put it in my filter. So here is my question. Eventhough it is a new tank, with using his established LR and sand should I expect to see a normal "starter" cycle?

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If you use 40 lbs of live rock that's been established probably not use new sand though. Try to get the salinity and temp at the same levels.
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Even if you use his rock you should still expect to see a cycle, even if its short
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Ok thanks. I was going to wait a couple weeks to add anything anyway. Now I am reading things saying I shouldnt use the canister filter and just go ahead and set up a sump...
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