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Old 04-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Live Rock

So I am looking to buy 120 lbs of LR from a guy on craigslist... He says its been running in a tub with a powerhead in his garage for 1 month since he took his tank down..

I am thinking this should be ok right? since you would cycle new live rock for a couple weeks anyway.. I may have answered my own question, but I would like some feedback on this.

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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I bought some rock from a tub too and still had die off. But that'll be good if you're just cycling your tank now.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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Same here had some die off but not to much just keep the calcium lvl up and you should be fine.
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Hi Carey

My Tank is already cycled but still new, only up for 3 months now, I want some more rock I was thinking I would put the whole tub in the truck and bring it home...
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Ahh IC. Yeah I would definitley not put that directly in your tank. You will prob cause a cycle. :-(

Bringing the whole tub might be an option, but you'll still have to remove the rock from the tub to move the tub I would think so the rock will be exposed to air for a few minutes. If it were me I'd test the heck out of that tub if you bring it home and make sure your parameters level off before adding.

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Yeah I will most likely run it for a while im my garage and make sure its ok, He sent me a pic and it appears that its already exposed to the air, I'm a little nervous.. I dont want to buy dead rock, see the pic.
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Hmm how much is he charging? That looks like a shady batch of LR to me. I hope it's cheap.
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He wants 200 for the tub, he says its 120 lbs.
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What doesn't look good about it, It looks like what my LFS sells.. Minus the two dry rocks on top...
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I would just be concerned about the rocks hanging out. i can't tell how much is out of water. Good price though.
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