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Old 12-19-2004, 08:48 PM   #1
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Starting the cycle process

When I initially set up my tank, (75g) how much live rock should I put in my tank?? Also, should I expect the live rock to die?
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA. I also got 70lbs BR and 50lbs LR in my 75gal tank. Do expect some die off if you order your LR from online sites.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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I ordered from LR.com and had very little die off. Not enough to create even the smallest ammo spike. The end recommendation is 1.5-2#/g. I started my 120 with 80# of base when I setup my tank and added 60# of LR about 3w into the cycle. I wouldn't count on LR.com rock for cycling purposes because it probably won't but you could put a raw shrimp in there to start the cycle process.

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