Do you need to cycle a frag tank?

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  1. wkbrdr1661

    wkbrdr1661 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have seen people on 3reef and at LFS set up and stock a frag tank in a matter of hours and days at most.

    Just wondering if there is no need to cycle frag tanks?

    Heavy skimming avoids it?

    Thanks,
     
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  3. mikejrice

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    It depends on what type of filtration you will be using. If you are planning on setting it up with no fish, no substrate and no live rock then I see no need for a cycle. You could throw a wet dry or canister filter that has un-used media and a skimmer on it. If however you are planning on using live rock as filtration it either has to be pre-cured or you will need to cycle because of the die off.
     
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  4. wkbrdr1661

    wkbrdr1661 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    That makes sense. Thanks...