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Old 01/11/2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: To cycle or not to cycle....?

Originally posted by dileggi
Hey guys,

I just recently had a tank made. A custom 2.5g. My question is this:

If I take 2.5 gallons out of my existing tank, only used cured live rock, but purchase 3 lbs of live sand, will the "new" live sand cause a cycle? Or will the existing water, and cured rock negate a cycle?

Thanks in advance!
if the live rock is from your existing tank also then there won't be much of a cycle

if it is recently purchased live rock then there will be some cycling

in any case I wouldn't waste the money purchasing live sand--just take a cup from the other tank and seed new argonite.

I prefer my substrates stirred but not shaken

Current Tank Info: 150gal long mixed reef, 90gal sump, 60 gal refugium with 200 lbs live rock
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