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Old 03-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Adding live rock

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I have had my tank set up for a while now with some rocks, a blue star, black clown and a tang. I want to add some more rock but I was just wondering if I would be able to or not? I don't want to upset the balance in my water and then kill my fish! Is there a safe way of doing this? Or is there anyway I could build up my tank?

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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I would put it in a container and let it cycle from the die off of taken it home
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Hey there!
I have had my tank set up for a while now with some rocks, a blue star, black clown and a tang. I want to add some more rock but I was just wondering if I would be able to or not? I don't want to upset the balance in my water and then kill my fish! Is there a safe way of doing this? Or is there anyway I could build up my tank?

Ali
I added live rock three times after setting up my tank. Twice because i wanted better filtration and once for decorating purpose.
The key is to buy fully cured rock preferably one with coralline. To avoid die off have your LFS put newspaper in their saltwater and then wrap live rock with it. Doing so will keep live rock wet or moist. If fully cured live rock should not adversely affect your tank.
I use a styrofoam box for transporting live rock and putting wet newspaper over it.



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Old 03-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Safest way is to use dry rock soak it in RO/DI water for 24 hrs then test water for phos. trites and trates another + is your not paying for water weight or adding any unwanted pest.
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Thanks heaps guys! I really aprciate it!!!
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