Advice please - new tank filling

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  1. Breado

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    Hi guys and gals

    My tank has been filling with RO water over the week. Its currently just over 50% filled. It has the aragonite and some previously live rock in there. I also put in a heater to maintain the temp at 25 degrees so that when mixing the salt (once the tank is full) the water will be warm and the lighting hood is also operational.

    I am leaving today for a week vacation.

    What do i do? Can i just leave the water standing in the tank stagnant? Do i put in a wavemaker to keep the water moving?


    Please advise as i do not want to mess anything up as i have been very patient with setting this tank up :)

    Regard
    Breado
     
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  3. TaahirS

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    Why not just add salt and a wavemaker?
    Then the tank will start cycling?
     
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    Considering that you have rock (even though dead) in the tank, I would suggest that you keep the heater on and have some water movement going. The rock should start a cycle (as there should be lots of dead organisms in it to get a cycle going) so when you get back from vacation you have one week less to wait for a completed cycle :)
    Enjoy your holiday!
     
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    I agree, add the salt and a wave maker and let it cycle
     
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    Add salt plus a wavemaker or two and let it start cycling
     
  7. Breado

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    thanks guys and gals,

    I did as recommended, so hopefully all is well when i get home...now for a test kit....
     
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