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Old 10/29/2020, 03:54 AM   #1
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Cycling with fish?

I am planning a 360 lit. (about 100 g with the sump) reef aquarium. will start in about a month. I was wondering after reading a bit about the cycling if there is a fish that will be able to linger and survive through the cycle

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Old 10/29/2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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No. It damages their organs even if they do survive and is needlessly cruel, besides exposing your tank to parasites from an unquarantined fish. Dropping a few flakes of fish food in daily (ghost feeding) will causes a cycle, no problem.


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Old 11/05/2020, 06:14 AM   #3
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Don't do it. Your live rock and sand should perform the task of cycling for you. You can get a bottle of kick start bacteria too if you want.

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