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Old 05-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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My first order of live rock

I won two auctions on EBay. Both were for 10 lbs of live rock.

I set up a Rubber Maid 35 gallon container last night.

I filled it with 20 gallons of tap water (I know....), I added dechlorinator and the recommended amount of saltwater mix. (per the instructions)
I have a hydrometer that has been filled with saltwater since last night. (refractrometer is on the list)

I added a small pump to circulate the water. The temperature is the same as the house temperature.. about 75 degrees.. (already running a/c unit)
I plan on keeping the rock there until I get the tank ready.

Do I need to do add anything else to the tub before adding the live rock?

Do I need to add lighting?


Will the rock be fine in the tub for an extended amount of time? 3 weeks or so....

I will be adding an air pump and air stone tonight.

What should I expect the rock to look like if it has actually been in a tank for the last 1 - 3 years?

(One 10lb batch was in a tank for 1 year, and the other for 3 years.)

Thanks for you help!


A fish in the hand is worth two in the tank?
or something like that....
Here's my 110 build .. .
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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No lighting is needed. Read our article on curing LR.

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