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Old 05-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Moving. How can I save my Live Rock?

I had planned on moving so I only have 3 damsels ($3 each) and a snail ($1.50) but I have 58 pounds of Live Rock that I want to salvage. What I would like to do is this: Put it all in a rubbermaid tub and put enough water in it to cover all the rock. Store it in storage for up to 2 months, move it (St. Louis to Jacksonville, FL) and set it up soon after I move in to the new house. Will it keep? I know I would have to cycle the tank after the move but I don't want to screw up the live rock if I can help it. Thanks.

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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I am not a pro but I have been storing my live rock for a while waiting on a new tank. You will need a power head in there to keep the water moving, as well as a heather to keep the temp some what stable. You do not want to store it in any place that it will get super hot. Once again I am no pro, so anyone is welcome to correct any mistake.

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shark man is corect all you need is water movement and stable temp and you should be fine
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Just make sure you keep in uncovered as well as water movement and constant temp. Also I would still test for ph/sg each week and adjust as necessary to maintain those levels ie: buffer/water top off. Without a nh3 source all the bacteria will die off so if wanting to keep that as well I’d feed a small amount every 3-4 days.

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Also, and I don't know of another human who recommends this but do you have a friend or a LFS who'll keep it safe for you? I mean, versus storage where the temp vaires a lot unless it's climate controlled.. something to think about.
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Gonna need an ammonia source from time to time. Fish food, shrimp (not too much though). Enuf to keep the ammonia consuming bacteria that makes the live rock "live" fed.


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