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Old 02-05-2007, 01:04 PM   #11
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NOTE: Live rock, whether cured at the LFS or ordered online or uncured, will re-cure when you put it in your tank. The LR will have nitrifying bacteria on it as long as it stays wet, but sponges and other lifeforms on the rock will die during transport. Exposure to air kills sponges instantly, and they decay in your tank, producing ammonia and nitrogen byproducts.

The liverock will help yoru tank cycle, but you will still have a waiting period while it cures or re-cures. You will have to test your levels during this time....it will just take less time than if you had only dry base rock. Good idea to put in a dead shrimp during curing anyway, to make sure your rock is doing it's job.

And you can put a submersable heater in the JBJ cube sump (the back area).
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:11 PM   #12
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thank you so much!!....

let me tell you what i will do Friday when i receive the tank...

friday i will set up the tank, with 10-15 lbs live sand, and water. Saturday i may buy some live rock and keep adding live rock over the next 2 weeks.
I will drop a shrimp in sat morning. Can this be brined shrimp or does it have to be the normal shrimp?

i will set up a new post friday with pictures and all
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:12 PM   #13
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Sounds like a good plan


just a raw, unseasoned shrimp from your grocery store seafood counter.


Make sure your cycle is totally complete before adding livestock and all will be well. By adding rock slowly, you may slow down your cycle. If you can afford to add it all at once, or half one week half the next, that is what i suggest
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:38 PM   #14
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ok thank you that is what i shall do then. half and half.
what kind of livestock should i be looking at for this nano
percula... what else
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Ookk thank you that hellped. Now that I got all that our of the way what type of live stock should I look into for my nano
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One thing I would suggest for you starting your tank up is to mix your SW up and let it run in your tank for at least 24 hours before you put any LS or LR. Make sure that your SW is between 1.021-1.025.
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No no, I am not mixing my water. I buy my water at the LFS. I've been buying it from the same place.
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