Dead rock to Live Rock time period?
I've looked around and I "think" the right answer is about 4-6 weeks but I wanted to run this by everyone. I'm not looking for AWESOME looking rock covered in cor. but just having the bacteria in place doing the work.
I took 5lb LR
and put into my 10gal SUMP. Added another 5lb of Dead Rock (Lava Rock). Mag 7 pumping roughly 450-500 gph
back to the 55gal tank.
What would one expect that this rock becomes "LIVE"? IE: Start being beneficial to my tank. I'm looking to upgrade my primary tank, but I'm also increasing my LR
Is it better to just buy some new LR
and cure with dead rock in QT
? IE: Get 20lbs LR
and 20lb Dead and put into QT
tank for 4-6 weeks.
75gal Salt, 18gal Sump, Skimmer, 60lb Live Rock, 90lb Live Sand, 3 Pwrhd, 2x55w Actinic, 2x55w 10k. Guest list: Goby Green Clown, Percula Clown and entire clean up crew.