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Old 01-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Aeration

Would using an airstone to cycle a tank bennifit the process? Can't see to find the answer anywhere. Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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I say no, it shouldnt be of any benefit.
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Any other tips to quicker cycle a tank? I have 10 lbs of live rock in there now.
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Hmm theres not any way to really quicken the cycle, alot can depend on how good the live rock is and what the ratio to dry rock.

Are you using a dead shrimp or pure ammonia for your ammonia source?
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Haven't heard about dead shrimp? But yeah I'm actually headed to go grab at least 20 lbs of dry rock soon today. Ammonia source would be food being thrown in there does that count? I know the cycling produces just not quit sure with saltwater. Thanks for your time.
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If you are just using fish food I think it will be a long cycle.

You can use a dead supermarket fish dept shrimp. Just throw it in and it will decompose giving you ammonia. I use pure ammonia to cycle my tanks, seems to go alot quicker. lol

With the fish food it can take several weeks to get enough ammonia built up to kick start a cycle. For more on saltwater cycling check this out

Cycle your salt tank
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Thank you appreciate your help. Just a bit overwhelmed with all the steps to getting this tank setup lol. I'll try the ammonia starting today.
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What's the ammonia dosage for a 55 gallon?
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I'm not sure, I would add a teaspoon at a time until you get to about 4ppm on ammonia.
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Alright year I have a resource that explains the process appreciate the help once again.
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