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    Cycling the tank

    Hi everyone.
    I got a 29g tank.
    I put the sand and the salt in the water about a week ago.
    Yesterday I also put 14punds of live rock in it.
    Currently the tank only has a 20w light that came with the aquarium. I hope I will get time to change the lightning to 2x75W VHO.
    Can someone tell me how does this cycling tank work using shrimps?
    Can I do the recycling now after I put the rock?
    If yes how long should the frozen shrimp should stay in the water.
    Is there a place where I can find the procedure of recycling the tank.
    I already read "
    light and cycling tanks " thread.
    Thanks
    art.

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    The frozen shrimp is the best way to cycle a tank.Just let the shrimp decay.The way i did my tanks years ago,was a put a few frozen shrimp in the tank.Then i just did 10% water changes every week.Also i had more than enough LR and my skimmer running.For my 90 and 75 gallon tanks,it took about 3 weeks for a full cycle.All readings were nil in 3 weeks.

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    "How I wish, how I wish you were here,
    We're just 2 lost souls sitting in a fish bowl,
    Year after year......."(Hope it was cycled!)
    Pink Floyd

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    thanks for the reply HTH.
    Is this cycling something that needs to be done. and how often should it be done. ??
    Arton

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    HTH = Hope This Helps

    Aslo it don't hurt to throw in a bit of flake food also.


    Yes you have to cycle a tank.If not you will just end up killing everything you put in the tank.
    Phins Up ^^^^^^^


    "How I wish, how I wish you were here,
    We're just 2 lost souls sitting in a fish bowl,
    Year after year......."(Hope it was cycled!)
    Pink Floyd

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    lol "HTH"
    I apologiese about that "HTH" Pluff. I am new on this website. Also English is not my first languate and sometimes I get confused with these shortcuts.
    Arton

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