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New Tank, What is next step

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1. 75gal tank filled with salt water. Nor fish or corals at this time.
2. Phosphate remover added.
3. Live sand added.
4. 2 pieces of base rock added.
5. Water tested and looks good.

Now I believe the tank should cycle. I can't afford to buy all of the live rock at one time, so can I buy a piece of two and put it in the tank?
Thanks much for replies.
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only if your sure its cycled should you add more after a cycle. your best bet would be to get dry rock such as some of these

along with a couple pieces that already have some bacteria growing. its much cheaper than all live rock, but if you do dry rock you have to do it from the start before you add any livestock
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