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Old 12-29-2017, 03:25 PM   #1
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Tank cycle

Whatís the best way to cycle a new tank with live sand and live rock?
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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Time or can use bio spire or dr Tim's bacteria.
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How long do you think I should wait ? I got used used live rock, and a used skimmer from a friend.
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deli shrimp is the way to go
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if your using true live rock you should have a rather fast cycle
that bacteria in a can you never know how long it sat on the shelf
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So I should put 1 or 2 shrimp in and wait until the is completely gone and ammonia and nitrite is at 0
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Or should I wait a few weeks with the live sand and live rock since the rock is already live.
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let the shrimp build a little ammonia spike 2 to 4 ppm then remove, if ammonia dissipates fast you know your cycled , it's possible to see no ammonia spike if you have live rock that never spent a lot of time out of the water
remember your goal is no nitrites or ammonia present
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