Adding more live rock

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    Twisted_blenny

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    My tank has been up and running for almost 3 months now and is doing great I was wondering if I added more live rock would it cause my tank to start cycling again and hurt my fish? Also how soon can I start adding corals
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It depends. Sometimes adding live rock can start a mini cycle. It's a risk you run. You lower that risk substantially if you keep the new rock wet while transporting it (covered in a saltwater soaked towel or newspapers). Also, adding it a little bit at a time rather than a whole bunch at once lowers the risk of a mini cycle occurring.

    You can add corals whenever you want. :)
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    You could add dry rock, that wont hurt anything and its much cheaper and in a few weeks it will become live rock

    My favorite place to buy dry rocks is MarcoRocks Aquarium Products
     
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    +1 to both.
     
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