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Old 09-29-2017, 05:32 PM   #1
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Starting a new 55G reef. Currently curing live rock in a tub. Planning on using new sand and water. Do I need to let the tank cycle without the live rock before I add it? And when I add the cycled live rock do I need to wait before adding inverts or a fish?

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Add the rock and then the sand. Then cycle the tank. The bacteria lives in the rock and sand, which is what you build up during a cycle. This lets the fish live without poisoning themselves with their waste and being fed. Once the cycle is done, you can add fish slowly.
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