How to cycle my new 55 gallon tank?

Dieselnyc09

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Hey guys i just bought a 55 gallon tank i wanna start up a reef tank what do i need to get started and how to go about getting the tank cycling? Any input will be greatly appreciated Thanks
 

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LR(live rock) and LS(live sand)= a started cycle and the best way to start ANY saltwater tank

Obviously you want to have your salt mixed in the water before you add them to the tank I like to keep my salt at 1.023
 

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Hey guys i just bought a 55 gallon tank i wanna start up a reef tank what do i need to get started and how to go about getting the tank cycling? Any input will be greatly appreciated Thanks
live sand, live rock. & a good filtration system. add in your rock, pour in sand. add your water, (check salinity) hook up filter, add a pinch of food & let it run for a couple of weeks.

while it's running with nothing it in READ READ READ & READ some more.

check levels weekly.

after about 3-4 weeks you might be able to add a cuc, but that all depends on your levels. generally nothing "living" can go into a new tank for atleast a month
 

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