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Old 10-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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I have about 50lbs of lace rock in my tank if i buy a few live rocks and put in the tank will it eventualy turn all of the lace rock live?????
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The short answer is yes. be careful about adding LR to your tank if you already have animals in there though because it can cause a mini cycle depending on how long its been out of water. Read this article about curing live rock.
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How long has the tank been set up and what else do you have in it?

The bacteria colonies in the LR will spread to the other surfaces in the tank and thus make the lace rock live.
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I have 3 damsels, and 2 types of clown, is there any thing i need to do to protect my fish
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Cure the rock before putting it in the tank. If it is fully cured LR then you may be ok. If the LR is being shipped to you then you will have to cure it before putting it in the tank. If you are getting it locally and can keep it in water until you get it home there should be very minimal die-off.
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Cure the rock before putting it in the tank. If it is fully cured LR then you may be ok. If the LR is being shipped to you then you will have to cure it before putting it in the tank. If you are getting it locally and can keep it in water until you get it home there should be very minimal die-off.
I agree. Cure it before you put it in the tank to protect your fish.
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