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    The Rugger - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Hello folks,

    I am about to take on my first load of LR in the next 10 - 14 days. I am not cycled yet. I have heard the idea of starting to cycle with a raw shrimp. Would it be advantageous for me to start cycling by to going this route before receiving cured LR?

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    Actually I think the dead stuff that will fall off the LR (cured or not) will help in the cycling, so I dont think its a big deal and you should bring it along.
    55 Gallon. One year old, and looking SUPER.

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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    No,no need for dead shrimp.Turn off the lights,crank up the flow in your tank and allow things to cycle for a week or 2.When ammo,nitrite levels fall,you can turn the lights back on.Then you can start doing waterchanges and useing carbon to help remove all that die-off/nutrients that will fuel algae growth.Afterwards,add your cleanup crew(snails,crabs,etcc.) and let your tank mature for a couple months before you start
    adding fish.

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    The Rugger - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I do appreciate the insight. I apologize for the remedial questions. I don't have any friends involved in reef keeping to pester.

    Thanks.

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