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Old 06-12-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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Could I cure my lr in a trash can?

As some of you may know I'm upgrading my tank. Everything in my tank now is to go in the new tank. I would like my rocks to be as matured as possible. It may be another month or so before I can get my tank. Could I buy a large trash can and put my rock in there to cure without lights? What do you guys think about this? Do you think this would work or am I just wasting my time?
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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That is kind of what I did. I just bought a container from Target to cure my rock. I would leave the trash out though.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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When you did add it to your tank did it cause another cycle?
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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You can cure or re-cure LR in a plastic trash can. Just put in some powerheads and a heater. If you get fully cured LR you should be able just to add it to the main.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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When you did add it to your tank did it cause another cycle?
Not at all. I monitored ammonia, nitrite, nitrate for 2 weeks after and saw no increase. I actually saw a decrease in my Nitrates. I cured it for about 2 and a half weeks changing about a third of the water every 3-4 days. IMHO I would never add "Cured" live rock to my main tank for a lot of reasons. I love my fish and am very skeptical to anyone claiming their rock is completely cured of die off.
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75 Gal FOWLR est. 6-01
Wet Dry w/Amiracle Skimmer
[Bio Balls/1lbs. slow drip Carbon]
9 Watt UV Ster.
100lbs. Live Rock (Fiji,Tonga Br)
125lbs. Aragonite Base
Maculosus Angel~Yellow Tang~Flame Hawk~Canary Blenny~Pajama Cardinal~Bl Yel Tl Damsel~Brittle Star

10 Gallon Sea Clear Acrylic est. 7-05
Whisper HOB w/carbon+ 1 rio 400 PH
65 watt 12K PC
DSB + 6lbs. Fiji LR/2lbs. Base R
5 Bl Leg Hermits/ 5 Astrea Snails
1 Serpeant Star/ 1 Whte Burr Star
Leather Coral
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
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Well I found a guy that lives 20 minutes from me and is selling the LR for 2.29 a lb. I am contacting him to get some rock! I can't believe it.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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Does he ship? 8O Awsome deal!
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75 Gal FOWLR est. 6-01
Wet Dry w/Amiracle Skimmer
[Bio Balls/1lbs. slow drip Carbon]
9 Watt UV Ster.
100lbs. Live Rock (Fiji,Tonga Br)
125lbs. Aragonite Base
Maculosus Angel~Yellow Tang~Flame Hawk~Canary Blenny~Pajama Cardinal~Bl Yel Tl Damsel~Brittle Star

10 Gallon Sea Clear Acrylic est. 7-05
Whisper HOB w/carbon+ 1 rio 400 PH
65 watt 12K PC
DSB + 6lbs. Fiji LR/2lbs. Base R
5 Bl Leg Hermits/ 5 Astrea Snails
1 Serpeant Star/ 1 Whte Burr Star
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Yes he does I found him on ebay, although his rating is not good I figure if I drive down there and see it for myself and buy it nothing else matters.
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