LR help needed

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  1. roderigo

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    Iv got 10 kg LR in my quarantine tank its a 35 liter tank I think no fish in there at all just what to know how to keep it alive can I just add a pinch of fish food say once a week or once a month will post some pics tonight
     
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  3. Xereo

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    Aslong as there is water movement. and u do water changes every couple weeks you can keep in there forever
     
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    .... and as long as there is a lid so they don't climb out at night.... :tt2:
     
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    And don't the bacteria need some food ?
     
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    chuck a prawn (frozen obviously) in there and replace every 3 days or so... :thumbup:
     
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    i wouldnt suggest adding anything to that tank, specifically not a defrosted prawn. the bacteria populations which you have in that live rock will rise and fall according to the food available to them and they will slowly even out the swings in the different phases of the Nitrogen cycle.

    Just keep the water circulating at the correct SG and temp with a limited amount of light each day and the tank will cycle itself.

    PS the reason i say dont add dead shrimp is that it will increase the bioload of the system and start to decompose. that may well lead to additional swings in the N cycle, specifically ammonia as you dont have enough bacteria to handle that bioload. that in turn slows the time your tank needs to cycle itself, if the swings are out of kilter. Just let it go slowly:)
     
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    the rock i got has been in a take for about tow year no need to cure it and its in my quarantine tank for now
     
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    then you def do NOT want to put shrimp in there.
     
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    So what's all the bacteria gane eat I found some bristle stare fish and some bristle worms to quite big are they god or bad the bristle worms I read they can eat coral will post a pic of him soon what you guy think will they give me problems in future??
     
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    I know the stare fish are ok as for the worms well???
     
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    Bristel worms are good scavengers and clean up crew. They will multiply if you feed too heavely and will usually only eat coral and fish if they're sick or dying.
    On a different note, please use puctuation marks in your sentences, makes it easier to read :)
     
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    Don't think he can speak English Tobes :)
     
  14. roderigo

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    Yes I can will do,thanx for the info.
     
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    So they are ok then I will just keep an eye on them
     
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