Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-31-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: sf
Posts: 57

I have a 40 gallon tank with some base rock and couple of fish. The tank is already cycled and been running for couple months. I wanted to add approximately 50 pounds of live rock into the tank from an online site. What is the best way to add the rocks when there is gonna be some die offs? Will the rocks harm the fish that i already have in the tank if i add it strait to the tank?

jay917 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long beach
Posts: 203
Send a message via AIM to xahx
Te rock you recieve will probably need to go through a cycling, the dying stuff needs to die off b4 you start to revitilize the LR. SMell the rock when u receive it and if it has any non ocean smelling odor, any rotten smell at all, then i would QT that rock until the smell goes away and the water tests come out with no ammonia and trites or trates.

I moslty guarantee you if you add the rocks directly, it may cause an ammonia spike. Keep in mind the rocks are not shipped in water... so stuff will start to die

If you QT the rocks and the water tests come out good after a few days, then the rock you got is cycyled and made it thru the shipping process pretty well!

I would not put the LR into a tank with existing fish before knowing for sure it was cycled properly.

Hope that helps!

xahx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to markh30
I totally agree with xahx. I would never put the rock directly in my tank. So far I've gotten 5 different shipments of LR, and each time I've put them in a QT with a strong powerhead for at least 1 1/2 weeks. I even went as far as doing complete water changes on the QT and lightly scrubbing the rock with a toothbrush with each water change. Needless to say, when it came time to putting the LR in the main tank, my ammonia levels never budged.
markh30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
lando's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Check out www.liverocks.com
great rock, great prices and great customer service. They ship their rock very well and state it does not need to be re-cured. It is ready to go right into the tank. Some agree with this and some do not. However, most here (including myself) have never had a problem wit ammonia spike from rock from liverocks.com. You should be able to add it right to your tank, but given the age of your tank I would be prepared to do a 20% water change if needed. If you see an ammonia spike it will be small, at best.
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote

base, base rock, live, live rock, rock

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live rock/Base rock startup question jbadd99 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 13 01-16-2010 02:19 AM
Base Rock and Live Rock in new tank Aquarium Freak Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 15 12-06-2006 10:02 PM
Base rock/Live rock setup - Help please GuOD Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 15 11-12-2006 11:51 PM
where to buy live rock & base rock online???? ektorgt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-11-2005 11:57 PM
Getting Live Rock & Base Rock IfoundNemo Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 11-10-2004 04:58 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.