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Old 01-12-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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cycling 29g salty... but have a question

Im on day 2 of the cycle... and before i tell you anything else... i ordered a heater lol. (stole it to start my 10g xD)
Anyways... i have a 29gallon that i started cycling (day 3 now) I have 2 questions about this though..

1. Does it matter if i have a heater or not during the cycle? id figure it would just slow down the cycle.. but not stop it?

2. Will only having 10lbs of liverock with a 20lb bag of live sand be enough to start the tank on its way? (will get 30+lbs of liverock.. or uncured rock soon.. but its not cheap x.x)
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no heater nessecary (depending on how cold it actually gets without one)
and you may be able to cycle with that but to be sure, throw in a cocktail shrimp for at least a day or 2. that should ensure a cycle! =]
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ive just been sprinkling a few flake foods.. and put in 2 shrimp pellets lol. its new... and im not unfamilure with a fishless cycle.. just not familure with one of the salt kind .

The water is probably close to 59-74 degrees.. kinda hard to tell.. but its cold lol
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Anything that will rot will help the cycle. A heater is not super important but it will help some of the hitchhickers to survive.
You can save money by using base rock. I like to use about 75% base to 25% LR.
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so it wouldnt hurt to do 66.7% base rock and 33.3% LR would it? Just be more the marrier? lol
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Just be aware that if you put in uncured rock at a later time, you risk having another mini cycle depending on how clean the rock is.
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The rock would pretty much be clean... And i dont plan on having a fish in it for about a month in a half, or so.. cant afford one till then lol
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do i have to much salt or something? I move my media carterage... and boom its clowdy again =(
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