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Old 01-23-2021, 01:58 PM   #1
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Would the method in this link work if I used live sand instead of fish or live rock?
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There is not enough beneficial bacteria in a bag of 'live' sand to cycle a tank. An ammonia source needs to be provided to cycle the tank, be it pure ammonia or a cocktail shrimp.
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Nice to know. I wasn't sure if a bag of live sand would be enough to cycle a tank.
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I cycled my tank in about 2.5 weeks using dr Tim’s one and only bacteria and dosing ammonia. I also had all dry rock and dry sand. You could potentially skip or drastically speed up a cycle by using all live rock. I’m talking the stuff covered in tons of life. Or you
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