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musho3210 02-05-2007 10:59 PM

Cycling with uncured live rock?
 
Can you do this? if so how?

Melissa 02-06-2007 06:40 AM

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.

trreherd 02-06-2007 04:05 PM

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.

caferacermike 02-06-2007 05:21 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.

musho3210 02-06-2007 05:33 PM

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

trreherd 02-06-2007 08:43 PM

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.

musho3210 02-06-2007 08:45 PM

20 gallon aquarium, two tank bred oscelarius clowns

trreherd 02-06-2007 08:51 PM

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 :oops:

musho3210 02-06-2007 08:52 PM

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.

caferacermike 02-06-2007 09:36 PM

My fishes have super powers.


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