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Old 04-03-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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When to add micro inverts & det

We are just getting ready to start a new 80 gal system. The question is when can or when should we add detritivores and micro-invertebrates. Can they be added with we add live rock or wait until the tank has cycled? Planning on purchasing live sand activator from Indo Pacific Sea Farm.


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I'd wait till the ammonia/nitrite had dropped before adding the clean up crew. I'm sure they could stand a low concentration, but I think they might die off from the concentrations normally encountered while cycling a tank. JMHO.
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Old 04-04-2003, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. There is a lot of information out there on fish but it seems that the world of Inverts and tank clean-up crews is somewhat limited. Even IPSF and Inland Aquatics do not have much information on their web sites in understanding how these micro animals live and what there need are.
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