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Old 03-15-2017, 02:24 PM   #21
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You can. It might be best to make up the ro/di water and simply mix everything in the tank once it all gets set up. Make sure not to fill the tank up full since adding the sand and rock to the system will cause displacement.


Ok thanks for the reply. I will be adding my live rock and sand before I put in the water.

So it's ok just to add ro/di water to the tank with live rock and sand then add salt while cycling?
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Yep. This is the only time you'll be able to add salt directly into the system. Might as well take advantage of it while you have the chance.
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So I was at my lfs today and was talking to the guy that worked there about cycling my tank. He said there is now a product called colony by ATM which u can use to cycle my tank. Is this stuff good or am I better just doing it what he called the old fashioned way. I have no problem with cycling with my LR and shrimp for 4-8 weeks but obviously if this method is effective I would consider it.

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Never heard of the stuff. I'm assuming it is Bactria in a bottle. It can be hit or miss. Some live by it. I think it can be effective, but if it sits on a shelf for too long will be nothing in a bottle. Better off doing it the old fashioned way imo.
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Never heard of the stuff. I'm assuming it is Bactria in a bottle. It can be hit or miss. Some live by it. I think it can be effective, but if it sits on a shelf for too long will be nothing in a bottle. Better off doing it the old fashioned way imo.


Yeah I thought as much. I'll stick with the proved method.

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never seen those lights before with the star light design , can't wait to see them lite over your tank .
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Colony is the bacterial additive from the hit show "tanked", from everything I've read it worked or it didn't... take it as you will.. one less variable in a sea of variables?? I too am eagerly awaiting some build pics!

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