Starting new tank without Live Rock

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  1. HermFish

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    hi everyone

    starting my new tank 2.5m(l) x .70m(w) x .70m(h) and will be a fish only tank. i do not want to place any live rock or corals in the tank. the tank will have only aragonite and artificial coral insert.

    my question are:
    1. how long would it be required to cycle such setup; and
    2. what lights should i use as i want to eliminate algae growth as far as possible - thinking t20 blue colour?

    your advice appreciated
     
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  3. Dexter

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    You wont have to cycle as there are very little die off. if you use something like Stability I reckon you good to go withing a week or two. I know some people add fish from day 1 when using Stability but I wont do that.

    Just make sure you wash the aragonite properly.

    As for lights it all depend how much you want to spend. But I reckon blue and white bulbs will be enough.
     
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    where will the fish sleep?
    Must have enough hiding places else they tend to start fighting for the prime sleeping spot.
     
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    What filtration will you have? That will determine how fast and when you can add fish.
     
  7. Ricky W

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    Agree with Riaan make sure u have enough places to sleep and hide.
     
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