Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Liverock cycle

I'll be buying liverock for my tank. About 50 pounds of liverock that's been in this guys tank for 2 years. Will my cycle be short since I'm using only liverock that's already been established for a long time? If there is die off, I have Tim's one and only bacteria to get rid of the remaining ammonia
__________________

__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,571
As long as the rock is kept wet there should be a very minimal amount of die off from the rock and the cycle should be over very very quickly.
__________________

__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Your cycle should be done in a week or so assuming no major die-off. Just test daily, and once your readings are good for about 3 or 4 consecutive days, I'd say you're done. (Some say the 3-4 day thing is excessive. I prefer to call it an abundance of caution.)
__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Actually, you shouldn't have any cycle if you transport the rock submerged in water and it's not over heated or cooled during the trip. the only thing you should see is a diatom bloom on the new surfaces.
Are you adding this rock to other rock or will this be your only rock? What size tank?
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
I would forget about the Tim's additive. If there is ammonia from a possible mini cycle, it wont help fix the die off problem. It will only mask the problem by ridding you of the ammonia. If there is a mini cycle, let it go until it does its thing. But I tend to agree with Doug here, probably no cycle. It moved well over 120lbs of LR and a tank. LR stayed in coolers full of water for a FEW days with a heater but no water movement. Once the tank was cleaned and set up, sand, rocks and water went in. Almost no cycle. Well hit 0.25 for 1 day then right to 0.
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Okay thanks for the advice guys, but unfortunately I won't be getting the liverock anymore. I'll be buying 40 pounds of dry rock!
__________________

__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.