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Old 02-24-2014, 09:12 PM   #41
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I'm starting either a 75 or a 90...

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:29 PM   #42
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Well let me see how this rock works in my tank and I'll let you know.
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I sure like it. A long time ago I built my reef with several hundred pounds of live Fiji rock. The die off was spectacular. Plus it's harvested off of rubble piles that should probably stay on the reef. This quarried stuff is great, you control what it gets infested with! And we will probably never run out of it, so it's what I use now. It is red coralline covered in a year or less and you can't tell it from a natural harvested live rock.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:35 AM   #44
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #45
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You guys think I'm ok just letting the rock sit for like 2 weeks and then change all the water and start the cycle? Or do you think I need to add that stuff that bonds with the phosphates? I have the heater at 82 and salinity at 1.026 and the water flow is good. The skimmer is going nuts. Lol.
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Change the water daily with freshwater until most of the phosphates comes out the rock. Gives you many opportunities to brush away all the dead stuff. Eventually move the rocks to saltwater and cycle it. I plan on using this method.

Or use SeaKlear.
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Actually, it's best to cure in saltwater, so the BB colonies establish in the rock. BRS has a video on this.
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Actually, it's best to cure in saltwater, so the BB colonies establish in the rock. BRS has a video on this.
That is for other rocks.

We are talking about pakuni. Most important to get the phosphates out.

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Ok more confused now. I'm curing in the salt water. I mean I can easily switch the water out but I had no clue about going it in regular RO. Nothing I read said that. Can you use the seaclear in saltwater as well?
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I don't see anything on the BRS site stating to cure in freshwater, and all their videos use saltwater. Phosphates, if any, will come out regardless.
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