live rock and cycling

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    aftershock

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    my tank was filled with sand and water yesterday, and today, i placed in the first pieces of live rock. my questions are:


    1. should i be dosing the tank at this time for the live rock?
    2. the filter only has filter wool in it for now to remove particulates. should i add in carbon?
     
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    daugherty part time reefer

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    no just leave it be and let it cycle
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You do not need to dose anything. Probably not for a long time. Now you just have to sit and wait!
     
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    You could add one or two pieces of table shrimp to help with the cycle if you want. Be patient; your cycle could take up to six weeks. Do you have your test kits yet?
     
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