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Old 04-13-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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To Feed Or Not To Feed?

I will be setting up a 46 gal. fish only tank with live sand & dead coral in the near future.I would like to know if I need to feed the live sand with a protein source while I wait a week or two before getting fish.I'll be testing the water during this 1 or 2 week period but if I need to feed the sand, can I use little flake food or must it be a piece of shrimp?
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Welcome to AA. You dont need to feed the sand. You do have to cycle the tank before you add any livestock.
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We have an excellent article on Sw cycling in our articles section.
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