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Old 07-03-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Synthetic live rock

As I was picking up my tank yesterday I was asking the guy about some base rock I wanted to add plus some live rock and he said that he had this synthetic rock that basically works really good and cycles faster, I want to do things right but this hot me thinking please I need your help
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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Havnt really heard much about the synthetic stuff but I know the real thing works pretty pretty good
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Thanks for your help
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:09 AM   #4
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The synthetic stuff works the same as traditional lr. It wonít have any effect on speeding up the cycle, itís just rock that needs to be colonized with bb which takes as long as it takes
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Oh ok, now he said there's a thing you add to the water that helps you get started
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Yeah, don't worry about any of that stuff. Just add the rock, sand, and salt water and provide an ammonia source. You'll get where you need to go...be it 'real' rock or synthetic.
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Sounds like you may be referring to Caribsea life rock. It comes in two styles. Shapes and standard. It's infused with bacteria and may aid in the initial cycle process. The original design of the rock didn't get great reviews bit they changed their manufacturing process and many have used it with great success.
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Sounds like you may be referring to Caribsea life rock. It comes in two styles. Shapes and standard. It's infused with bacteria and may aid in the initial cycle process. The original design of the rock didn't get great reviews bit they changed their manufacturing process and many have used it with great success.
Yes exactly what they said, now you think the bacteria thing is real and any good?
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I know that that there are a lot of successful tanks that were built with the rock. Most still add an ammonia source or a botled bacteria. I built my reef with it. Zero complaints and I would buy again.
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I know that that there are a lot of successful tanks that were built with the rock. Most still add an ammonia source or a botled bacteria. I built my reef with it. Zero complaints and I would buy again.
How long did it took you to cycle your tank with it?
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