I will hold off on the delivery of the tank. I want to add some very large pieces of base rock. Marcorocks looks as though it is really what I want. Plus the added benefit of no critters. Dead is fine but not live ones.
Hey roka64, correct me if I am wrong I don't want to cycle this base rock in fresh RO
I should use SW
right away with a skimmer, right?
Would you guys think that adding some pieces of live rock from my display during the second week will start the seeding process? If so how many pieces should I add?
Should I keep this bin dark? or does this not matter?
Originally Posted by roka64
I agree, marcorocks has quite a bit of dried up critters. You could either cure it like Neilan said or you could add a little of it at a time to your DT and watch for an ammonia spike and do some PWCs. If you already have an established tank with plenty of alreay cured rock you could add some of the base and already cured rock should be able to convert the ammonia into nitrAtes with out a spike.
Looking at your stocking, I wouldn't risk adding it directly to your main.
I would probably go with the curing in a bin. Add SW
a heater and ph, if you don't see ammonia after about 4 days you should be good....I would wait for a week just in case.