Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-31-2013, 04:07 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ljfdfireboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 148
You should be fine. I would have no reservations about ad find it to my own tank. If you are wanting the coralline algae to spread to your existing live rock make sure your alkalinity and calcium are in correct range.
__________________

__________________
120 Mixed Reef Tank.
20g Fresh.
Ljfdfireboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 08:01 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by minkin View Post
What will soaking it in r/o water do?
Soaking "Base" rock will tend to release any phosphates that may be in the rock I soak then test for phos. and nitrAtes.

You will NOT need to presoak that rock.
__________________

__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 174
Thanks grizz,

So I can just take it home and throw it right in my tank?
__________________
minkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Grizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 1,806
Yes it's cured, place it and test the water for the next few days Better safe than sorry.
__________________
Most people create their own problems by not following the basics and refusing to stock appropriate to their system. Gregcoyote 2013

SPS = Stability Promotes Success
Grizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 174
Yes I will certainly monitor the water.
__________________
minkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Rmckoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 919
I'm going to be coming into this same question within the next couple weeks.
A friend is closing his 65 gal and I bought all his live stock mainly for the live rock .
His tank has been set up and running for 6 years .
Mine in just under a year .
All these rocks are covered in various corals mainly mushrooms .
Will this cause a ammonia spike ?
__________________
Rmckoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ljfdfireboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 148
Not that my thoughts or suggestions are a 100% right but my thought is you shouldn't have any spikes if it is transported right. If any of the various corals die off you will defiantly have spikes. Any of the rock with corals you will have to acclimate to your water parameters same as the live stock. You will want to be monitoring your parameters frequently and keep a close eye on the corals too. If you can add the rock from his tank over a couple of weeks then the live stock. Sounds like you will be increasing your bio-load too. As with anything in this hobby patients has its rewards. Good luck.
__________________
120 Mixed Reef Tank.
20g Fresh.
Ljfdfireboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Rmckoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 919
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ljfdfireboy View Post
Not that my thoughts or suggestions are a 100% right but my thought is you shouldn't have any spikes if it is transported right. If any of the various corals die off you will defiantly have spikes. Any of the rock with corals you will have to acclimate to your water parameters same as the live stock. You will want to be monitoring your parameters frequently and keep a close eye on the corals too. If you can add the rock from his tank over a couple of weeks then the live stock. Sounds like you will be increasing your bio-load too. As with anything in this hobby patients has its rewards. Good luck.
There is only 2 fish one blue damsel and one false clown fish ,
Adding the rocks with coral is my main concern ,
__________________
Rmckoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ljfdfireboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rmckoy View Post
There is only 2 fish one blue damsel and one false clown fish ,
Adding the rocks with coral is my main concern ,


If you do a drip acclamation you should be fine with the coral. If it spa or lps coral keep a eye on calcium and Alk those demands will go up. When I went from my 75gal to my 120. My rock with corals I just acclimated to the new tank and put them in with no die off. Hope it goes well.
__________________
120 Mixed Reef Tank.
20g Fresh.
Ljfdfireboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ljfdfireboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 148
Sorry dbl post.
__________________

__________________
120 Mixed Reef Tank.
20g Fresh.
Ljfdfireboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.