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Old 03-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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The reason I am doing it is because I bought the rock from BRS and its what they suggest!
Ditto. They have a video stating to do this...
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #13
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Forgive me if I asked this already, but are you curing with a shrimp in a filter bag?
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I am more worried about removing PO4 from the rock at the moment than I am cycling the rock. I have Freeze Dried Krill that I use to feed my BTA when I had it
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you don't need to do a 100% water change i used dry rock from goreef same stuff that brs has i believe and curing the rock and cycling the tank are done at the same time. i did a 20% pwc after cycling and everything has been fine for 8 months now
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you don't need to do a 100% water change i used dry rock from goreef same stuff that brs has i believe and curing the rock and cycling the tank are done at the same time. i did a 20% pwc after cycling and everything has been fine for 8 months now

Depends on my PO4 and NO3 levels. if PO4 is still high I will do a 100% water change and see how they are after that. I will do what I can to reduce the chance of algae bloom. After I do a water change I will add an ammonia source and see how quick its gone. The 100% water change to to reduce any PO4 that might have leached from the dead rock, some rock does some rock doesn't just depends on where they got it from.
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