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Old 08-18-2008, 05:00 PM   #11
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Instead of new base rock I would get some new LR for the biodiversity that comes along with it. New pods and who knows what else.
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Instead of new base rock I would get some new LR for the biodiversity that comes along with it. New pods and who knows what else.

You know---You might have swung my decision. I was thinking the same thing and the LFS near me is having a 40% off sale on live rock until Labor Day.

You only live once!

thanks...............

BTW--The only live rock I ever bought was the original 80 LBS to set up my tank. Does store bought Live-Rock need to be quarentined, or can you just plop it right into an established tank?
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:35 PM   #13
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LR needs to be cured. If your LFS had it in a holding tank for a few weeks then it might be cured. If not you`ll need to cure it. If that`s the case then why not cycle the tank and cure the LR at the same time. 2 birds with one stone. Read our articles on curing LR and cycling a tank.
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If you keep it wet/damp for the trip home from the LFS, and if it is a relatively short trip, you can simply add it to your tank.

Mike, this is already an established tank.
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I wouldnt have time to "cycle" the new tank----I`m doing a one day transplant. I know that the LFS Rock are all in holding tanks---and I think the system that runs through all the livestock tanks runs through the rock tanks---so it must be cured.
That means I can just "plop" it in, right?

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Oh, I must have missed the part about a new tank.
Ask your LFS if it is cured LR, if it is, you can add it to the new tank.
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Oh, I must have missed the part about a new tank.
Ask your LFS if it is cured LR, if it is, you can add it to the new tank.

Its a reef transplant---so the new tank is just the old established one with more water. I`ll be doing some "surface water" water changes directly into the new tank---so the water composition and chemistry will be pretty close to the transplantee, so to speak. Plus I`ll be using a bit of Bio-Spira just to be extra safe and stable.
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