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Old 02-20-2014, 12:50 PM   #21
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Just cure it longer and more water changes during the cure. Not that bad actually, just longer cure

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Old 02-20-2014, 02:38 PM   #22
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Don't worry about this rock. Just soak it for a few days first. Live rock would really put out the phosphates, this won't be nearly as extreme.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:40 PM   #23
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I can't speak highly enough of BRS...They have always had top notch customer service.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:43 PM   #24
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Can someone come over and rinse this for me? Lol. I need two people to hold it and spin it while I shoot it with the hose! Lol. I highly doubt it'll fit in my tank that I'm picking up Saturday.
You're a little over an hour away from me..I'd help you out if I had a spare moment this weekend...
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:48 PM   #25
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You're a little over an hour away from me..I'd help you out if I had a spare moment this weekend...

Haha I was kidding. I think I'm gonna see what the second shipment of rock looks like and just cure what I will need. Do you guys think I can cure it IN my DT with no lights since I will have nothing in the tank? And just do a long cure/cycle? The tank is going to be for a mantis shrimp. Maybe some zoas/palys. Possibly some dragons breath algae as well.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:52 PM   #26
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That's what I did...I cured it for a month or so with a raw cocktail shrimp in a stocking. Once ammonia and nitrite were zero for several weeks (dosing ammonia as needed), I emptied it and added freshly mixed water. (scroll about halfway down this page for what I did: My Tank Build Log | South Jersey Aquarium Society ). BRS has a good video on curing rock on youtube:
Curing Live Rock For Saltwater Aquariums - YouTube

They've got videos on cutting up the rock too.

What are you going to do with that big chunk?
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+1 I agree. Don't sweat it, it will work fine with the shrimp method. This is the same rock only 3 months in.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-20-2014, 04:05 PM   #28
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Cool thanks everyone! That's what I'll do. I'm gonna see if that big rock fits in my tank and possibly use it if it fits. But my tank is 20x20x20 and it's an AIO. So I'm losing a few inches. I highly doubt it'll fit. Maybe save it for my future 220 gal!!!! Lol. One tank at a time. I don't even have the mantis tank yet. Hopefully picking it up Saturday.
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Pukani rock from Bulk Reef Supply

Drop the rock on the sidewalk. It will disassemble itself.
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Haha that's what I didn't wanna do.
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