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Old 12-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Cured live rock.

IM buying live rock that has been in a tank for several years and putting it into a brand new tank I just started... Does it need to cycle or is it good to go ahead and put some fish in?
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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How long will the rock be out of water? If the rock is out of water long enough time for organisms to die, I would wait for a little bit to add fish because the dead organisms could raise the ammonia levels in your tank.

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It will be no more than 10 min.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
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Is your tank cycled yet? Do you have new sand? Either way i'd test the water over a few days. If you can, add an ammonia source and see how quickly the ammonia turns into nitrate.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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I agree. I would still cycle normally just to be on the safe side. Good luck!!!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:21 AM   #6
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How long do I leave the shrimp in there?
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:07 AM   #7
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I left my shrimp in until I got 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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After you see no ammo or trite and u see trates your good.
Just do a pwc to get the trates down then add one fish at a time (or 2 if theyre going to be a pair) and wait till your tank is stabel, another one, etc etc.
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