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    Quote Originally Posted by scroger reef View Post
    alrighty i ended up just putting the rock for my pico in my main tank to wait till the get the bacteria they need then go from there good idea??
    you could also buy a bottle of Microbacter 7. Put the dead shrimp in there, and dose with the MB... MB is the bacteria you need in a bottle... It will colonize in the rocks and sand, and the decomposing shrimp provides the ammonia etc that it needs to flourish.
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    Hi,

    My cousin gave me some "used to be" live rock, but I am sure it is dead now because the empty tank has been in the garage for a while. Should I trash that and buy new live rock from a fish store?
    Second question is that do we turn on the light when we are cycling the tank?

    Thank you

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    14 day cycle zeovit method... pretty much nuke your tank with bacteria, carbon source and sponge powder

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    I just started a 75g a few weeks ago but first day I had fish and corals. Instead of cycling, I found a guy on craigslist selling his live rock for $1/pound and he gave me his yellow tang and 2 clown fish. So since he was getting rid of his tank, I took his water too (after testing it). It was perfect bcuz his tank had been running for over a year. The only new bacteria I guess, was from the new live sand I bought. He had a few polyp colonies that died on the rocks due to insufficient lighting, but I have a 4 bulb t5, and its all starting to grow big now. Easier cycling technique I guess

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    Ambixel,

    Welcome! Can you post some more info on your tank? Dimensions, light duration, brand, light bulb brands, skimmer brand, how much live rock, how deep is the live sand, what power heads you have, and size of your sump?

    What tests do you use for the water??? Like alkalinity, nitrate, phosphate, and calcium, and refractometer? You mix your own?

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    Great thread, I was nervous about my live/dead rock.. I bought lr from someone on cl and he gave me a great deal plus his tanks spoke for themselves so I trust him, but when he told me just throw some shrimp in to cycle my tank I have to admit I was skeptical but after reading this post I am happy and excited to start my tank!!! Thanks all for the great info!!

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    Thanks this is great!!!

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    I used dry sand and primo reef rock (dry). I waited two days and added Dr. Tims "all in one" with two fish. All parameters were great and I started adding corals a few days later. A month after I had a 2' x 4' frag tank full and a dozen fish. Been a few months and haven't looked back. Totals water volume of about 360 gallons...
    You don't have to add dead fish to your system to cycle it. There's a couple really good youtube videos where Dr. Tim explains it all...he's the Marine Biologist, not me.. it works though.. Just my opinion..

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    I used dr tims as well and it worked like a charm. dosed it with the ammonia he included and a week after dosing I could does to 4ppm ammonia and in 24 hrs 0 ammonia. Great stuff and will always use it in the future

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    so clear to learn because im new in saltwater tank

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    I've always added liverock, a few damsels and fed them generously. I monitor the ammonia and nitrite and usually the tank cycles in a couple of weeks.

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    Thank You!! Very informative

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    Very good imformation n i added a good live rock that was running for 6 months n put it on my new tank n i put some live bacteria n i have zero ammonia n nitrite is that good?

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    The two biggies to test for are nitrate and phosphate. You can have zero ammonia and zero nitrite and still be off the charts on the other two.

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    were can i get a phosphate reactor n how do u do it to keep all your stuff in line

 

 
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