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Old 05-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Curing rubble rock??

Ok i have 15lbs of rubble rock coming tomorrow from www.marcorocks.com that I want to put in my sump after curing. Is it best to use new RO/DI water or just water from a water change? Is it best to put a piece of live rock and some sand in the container with a piece of shrimp or should I just put 15lbs of rubble rock, piece of shrimp and add bacteria? How often should I do a water change and how much? Sorry for somany questions. Just wanna make sure I am doing right.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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You can use water taken from a water change, that's probably the easiest and most eco-friendly. If you wanted you could use fresh SW though, it really doesn't matter.

You really just need to cure it, not necessarily try to cycle it. Just let it sit in the water with a heater and a powerhead to keep the water moving and monitor the water parameters. no need to add any LR, sand, shrimp or bacteria. All you're trying to do is ensure all the dead stuff on there isn't going to leech ammonia or other bad stuff into your tank. Then, once it's cured, you can put it in your tank and over time it will become live without affecting your tank in the process.
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I should have stated too that it is dry rubble rock
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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Isn't marcorock their form of DIY rock?
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:43 PM   #5
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i think so
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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no its just pieces of dry rock that is 1" to 3" in size, fits great in a sump here is a link rubblerock
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Thanks for the link. So, yes you need to cycle this rock. The cycle would be more like a mini-cycle but cycle non the least. All the reason to test this daily because the cycle will be small and fast.
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Thanks for the link. So, yes you need to cycle this rock. The cycle would be more like a mini-cycle but cycle non the least. All the reason to test this daily because the cycle will be small and fast.

kinda what I was thinking will add a little sand, maybe a piece of live rock from my tank and i guess a piece of shrimp. I was thinking and as much trouble as I have with my tank lately i think I will use fresh saltwater too
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The rock will self-cycle. No need to add anything from the tank. There is usually enough dead stuff in that rock to start a cycle without any additions. Just add water <g>.
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The rock will self-cycle. No need to add anything from the tank. There is usually enough dead stuff in that rock to start a cycle without any additions. Just add water <g>.
Put 10g of fresh made saltwater in a rubbermaid container with a Hydor 2. Will put rock in tonight. Don't i need to add bacteria?
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