Originally Posted by GSD
uncured live rock is still a lot faster and better than using a shrimp. The water does not get anywhere near as funky, and its going to cycle faster. True a cycle may be overnight if fully cured rock is used, but odds are everyone doesnot have access to fullycured live rock. You also have a lot more critters on the rock to survive as copated to if yu use a dead shrimp, as the ammonia levels do not get anywhere hear as high nor do the nitrite levels, and since its quicker more stuff survives in the process.