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Old 10-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #21
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I fear nitrate raise when I'll put them back in the tank...
That's why they need to be cured before going back into the tank.
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That's why they need to be cured before going back into the tank.
Do I cure them in SW or FW ?
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You can do either, if you do it in salt water then that will start the cycling.
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Then I'll use old SW from my tank water to fasten the process.

I'm waiting for the rocks to have a more natural smell :p

I just put them in freshwater with a lot of prime and a 600 GPH pump for they dechlorinate.
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Also... What's the difference between filter media and live rock ? Can I say my ceramic rings are "Live Rock" ?

And Can I say that my virgin bleached rock are Live Rock if they are only cycled without any microorganisms (except BBs) ?


My rock bucket now smells very bad... A kind of sulfur odor... Not chlorine... I throwed a lot of prime in that...
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Also... What's the difference between filter media and live rock ? Can I say my ceramic rings are "Live Rock" ?

And Can I say that my virgin bleached rock are Live Rock if they are only cycled without any microorganisms (except BBs) ?


My rock bucket now smells very bad... A kind of sulfur odor... Not chlorine... I throwed a lot of prime in that...
"Live rock" is simply highly porous rock that has beneficial bacteria seeded in it. The live rock is porous enough to develop anoxic areas to support denitrification.

Ceramic rings aren't live rock, in fact they aren't rock at all. It's really just a matter of semantics at that point.
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I would buy the aiptasia zapper from Marine Depot for $100.00 works great!!!

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I would buy the aiptasia zapper from Marine Depot for $100.00 works great!!!
Too late, my rocks are dead... And here in Quebec, we don't have any marine depot, with shipping and customs it will cost me >150$
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Then just re-cycle your rock and it will be live again.
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5 days now without ANY Live Rocks, ammonia still at 0 and nitrites too.

There's only the clownfishs that are unhappy because they're homeless. All corals seems in good condition.

My now dead rocks don't smell bleach anymore, I think I'm ready to cure them.

Should I use old tank water or I'm better to use fresh salted RODI water ?
4-5 gallons required.

Also, do I need a heater in my curing bucket, or this is optionnal ?
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