Originally Posted by Marinebeginner
I've replaced all my filter material with live rock transferred directly from (a healthy) tank at local fish store. As far as I believe this will produce ammonia / kick start the cycling process without the need to add ammonia / livestock..... At least I hope this is correct!?!
Correct in a way. If there is die-off on the rock then it will produce some ammonia. However usually its not substantial. Your better off adding a constant ammonia source such as the dead shrimp or by dosing ammonia.
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