LR question

Discussion in 'New Members' started by DarkSurferZA, 23 Jan 2014.

  1. DarkSurferZA

    DarkSurferZA

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    Hi guys,

    quick newbie question, just bought an established RSM250 without the LR and fishies.

    As an estimated time to run in after replacing the LR (25Kgs), what am I looking at as a general rule?

    I am using the existing water.

    Schweetness and thanks.
     
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  3. Gary Roebuck

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    if u're adding new rock allow +- 6 weeks, as a rule of thumb, but u can test weekly to confirm..
     
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    You need to monitor your Nitrates, Phosphates and ammonia to establish when your cycle is done.
    As Gary has mentioned, this can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 months.

    Also depends if you are adding cured or uncured live rock.
     
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    after the six weeks of wait i would also do a biggish water change ... you just never know what was in that water before .. and in fact since there are no fish in the tank or corals why dont you just mix some fresh clean water and ditch the old one ... always better to start clean IMO
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info guys. I would've though 2 weeks as the bacteria cultures would be mature in the substrate and filters...

    Was really hoping to get the tank fired up.
    Going to plug in and monitor till everything settles. Thanks for the save.
     
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