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post #1 of 24 Old 02-05-2007, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
Cycling with uncured live rock?

Can you do this? if so how?
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post #2 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 05:40 AM
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yes musho you can.....You can use uncured live rock at the beginning of a tank set-up to cycle your tank. The cycling process cures your rock while breeding beneficial bacteria.
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post #3 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 03:05 PM
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You can do this but as soon as your amonia hits zero you need to find a new source of amonia, you need to buy a fish for the tank or i belive you can throw in a pinch of flakes.
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post #4 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 04:21 PM
Once it hits Zero it's fine. There will be loads of life on the rock itself to support biofiltration. If you wait a while after hitting Zero stock slowly. Each fish will need a week or two to allow the bacteria to establish itself in proper numbers.
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post #5 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
would i be able to have the ammonia hit zero and get two clownfish? thats all that will be in the tank besides some sand sifting shrimp and crabs
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post #6 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 07:43 PM
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clownfish are pretty hardy. How bigs your tank? If you relly want to put both clowns in at the same time you can by amonia and nitrite nutralizers.
Dose that for the first week or so and your clowns should be fine.
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post #7 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
20 gallon aquarium, two tank bred oscelarius clowns
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post #8 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 07:51 PM
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Wait for one of the mikes or another experiences saltwater keeper to give you advice because i have never actualy kept a saltwater fish befire
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post #9 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
oh, well then get out, joking, its ok, as long as the help is logical and isnt like add freshwater fish to the saltwater tank to help it grow 50 times its normal size and grow super powers that can save the world.
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post #10 of 24 Old 02-06-2007, 08:36 PM
My fishes have super powers.
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