what is the fastest way to cycle a new tank

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what is the fastest way to cycle a new tank? i want to cycle a tank in a week if possible
how do i know when the tank is ready?
 

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Buy cured live rock and sand. Add to tank. Add ammonia, test to verify active bacteria colonies. The real stuff, as well, not stuff comes in a bag. Preferable from a healthy tank.

But keep in mind, the tank will only be 'cycled' for a given value. If you add 500 clowns, it's not going to be enough.

Also repeat to yourself 'Nothing good ever happens fast in a marine tank'.
 
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Get a deep sand bed, used established media and live rock and add in something to create ammonia (can be ammonia directly, could be a piece of food, etc,)
 
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