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    what is the fastest way to cycle a new tank? i want to cycle a tank in a week if possible
    how do i know when the tank is ready?

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    Honestly rushing a reef tank is not the best option, I took months to cure my rock and set it up correctly so that is has a good base to start with.
    1 year latter still going strong.

    Will you be going fish only with live rock or full reef?

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    Filtermedia from another cycled tank is the best option I'd say. An otherwise a huge bottle of "Patience". Available for free everywhere.
    No Cory, No Glory !!

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    Nothing "good" happens "fast" in fishkeeping, I have found
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    Simply add filter media or substrate from an established setup to seed the new tank with the necessary bacteria, and provide a source of ammonia to feed them.

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    As mentioned before, seeded media from another established tank will do the trick.

    You can also stock the tank with LOCAL live rock from a nearby reef store. If you order your live rock off the internet and it comes harvested from the ocean you will need to cure it to avoid die-offs and the resulting ammonia spikes. Most live rock that is already sitting in giant tubs at your local shops will be cured and adapted to aquarium systems. Just play it safe and test your ammonia/nitrates for the first couple days to make sure there aren't any spikes. The biggest problem with live rock is that you don't get to pick and choose what critters end up in your tank. A lot of folks - myself included - like having a bunch of biodiversity in our tanks but I know there are a ton of people who don't like the idea of not knowing what is going into their tanks. It's up to you if you want to keep your tank "sterile" or not.
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