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Re: Short cut to cycle tank?

Subject: Re: Short cut to cycle tank?
by Coralline on 3/4/2009 20:15:00

adding coral isnt somethign you really want to do while its cycling either, not unless you have consistant 0 readings for ammonia and nitrite?
as eagle mentioned there are other things that happen when the tank is left fishless too, copepods and other tiny critters can establish a good colony in the rock, which are a good food source for many small reef fish, especially if you allow algae to grow on the back wall too, it provides a large area of habitat for critters to colonize. you will probably be surprised by the amount of interesting things that will appear on your rock as the tank matures.