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Old 02-19-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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hi everyone, new here and from australia
just bought a tank, and got some cured live rock, i would like to know if my live rock is doing well, it has been in the tank for about 12hrs,



thank u, steve
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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There is really no way to tell if your is "doing well". I can tell you that it looks like a nice chunk of rock, good color and nice growth.

I would ditch the airstones. Not really needed in SW tanks and they can create a mess.
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Hey Lando,

Is the water supposed to stay clear when the rock is done curing? I have about 25 lbs curing in a garbage can right now and the water is super brown :/ I know the rock is done curing once ammonia and nitrites are 0, which they're nowhere near, but I dont want to funk up my tank by turning the water brown.

Also, would a filter help with curing? I have an extra filter I can run, I just don't know if it will help or not. Right now I'm just running a powerhead. Thanks.....

On topic, nice rock Steve, it's got some sponge and corraline-->excellent. I'd check your ammonia levels in a day or two to see if the rock is cured. It's too early to know. And believe me, you'll know right away.
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Is the water supposed to stay clear when the rock is done curing? I have about 25 lbs curing in a garbage can right now and the water is super brown
I know your question is for Lando however when i added my caribbean LR to cycle my tank the water turned a real green color. Looked really nasty. After i would say almost a week it cleared up back up
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Cool. Thanks. Hopefully mine will clear in a week.
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Could be algae or diatoms. Yes, they do clear up. running some GAC may help as well.
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I don't know, the water's just brown. Maybe it's a free form floating version of algae?!?

Anyways, I stuck my old filter in the bucket with some fresh carbon. I hope it helps the curing process.....
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hey guys
thanx for the replies, i just scrubbed the rock a little bit, its come up much nicer then b4, more growth, and less spider web looking stuff, once the tank has done its cycle i'm going to get more liverock, it seems very expensive over here for it, AUS $15 per kg of cured LR,
next week going to take a sample of the water and take it to the LFS for testing, cant wait

then get some coral and fish and should be all sweet
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