Keeping hitchikers alive

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I purchased some live rock from gulfliverock and placed it into a tank with live sand this morning. Only thing in the tank is the sand and rock. Obviously, the tank is going to cycle, but I want to keep the hitchhikers alive. Will they survive the cycle? Or should I just use dr tims?

Amm/Ni/Na levels prior to adding live rock:
0ppm / .10ppm / 20ppm

3 hours after:
2ppm / .25ppm / 20ppm
 

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Some things will die. Some things will live. I personally would just let it happen and not intervene.
 
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Some things will die. Some things will live. I personally would just let it happen and not intervene.
Understood.
But since I plan to do nothing with this tank and I want to keep them alive, would prime/dr tims/anything else help to preserve as much life as possible?
 

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When you say Dr. Tim's, are you talking about his nitrifying bacteria? Yes, that will help.
 
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