My tank has been restarted

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  1. oliver

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    My tank has been restared and has been running for a week already.The live rock was introduced last friday and the tank is now in cycle.I l also added a 25 % of the tank volume from a friends tank and also from his sump I took filter material I hope this will shorten the cycle time.

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    Good luck! Liking the scaping! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanxs
     
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    If your rocks were kept in water while you rebuild the tank. There should be minimum die off. Doubt you will see any significant cycle process.
     
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    The rocks were kept submerged in a friends sump which is connected to a tank which is over 5yrs old and full of pods and other cretures Does this still mean that I have to wait +/- 6 weeks before i can return my fish and other critters?
     
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    most likely not.

    Check after 3 or 4 days, your ammonia levels. It should be zero.
     
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    Okay will check them
     
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    nice tank, the hardest part is waiting for the tank to cycle
     
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    Thanxs zero NH4 ,nitrite nitrate will wait a other week then test again if non will return my fish and other creatures
     
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    its going to be a loooonnnggg week
     
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    Returned some of my snails and hermit crabs today.Have a lot of new fan worms thanks to my friends sump.
     
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    New photos

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