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Old 01-24-2009, 10:56 PM   #11
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Was the LR shipped?
What were your parameters before you added the LR?
Can you tell us step-by-step on what you did?
I think we are missing something here.....

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Are you still using the cycle product?
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:05 PM   #12
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Yes, if the rock was purchased uncured then there will be much die-off and your tank will recycle (the existing bacteria will need to catch up to the newly introduced ammonia/bacteria source in order to process/convert). If you purchased cured liverock then there will be minimal die-off, but it will spike ammonia nonetheless.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:11 PM   #13
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parameter? that ammonia or Ph ammonia was 0 and ph was 8.1 it was brought up from toronto ont. about 2 hours away from were i am and i got the call from the pet store and picked it up i don't know if the toronto guy had it in a tank or had it shipped to him. I don't know if it was cycled but i don think so. come to think about it i had a lot of crabs in the box and they were dead so yes to shipped and no to being cycled.
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Hello Shawn...My best advice that I can give right now is S-L-O-W D-O-W-N.... and put the chemicals away (trash can). IMO you cannot have an overnight reef. This hobby takes time and patience. The most beautiful tanks throughout AA all took time. I am going towards a more reefish tank now and I get ansy.....But I wait. read, ask questions (alot) and read more. I have learned more in the last year on AA than I had in 10+ years of keeping salt tanks. My old age has made me learn to slow down and enjoy!! hope this helps a little
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #15
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thank you intimatecple that is probley the best advice i have got so i don't have to put nothing in (chemicals ie. cycle or anything like that) and just let it take it cource. But just leave the rock is that fine? i have bought lots of books and reading alot. The patience well still learning that one i am 26 with 4 kids sorta lost that but i can get it back. oh one more question id what is IMO?
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Since there is no fish in there then everything will be OK. It will just recycle again and you`ll be good to go. You`ll just have a longer wait for fish. That will be OK though.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:25 AM   #17
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IMO = in my opinion... I have 5 children...21 down to 2 years old(next month)...but you are doing the right thing by asking questions....our advice here is free and we want nothing for it except PICTURES (LOL) just read the cycling proceedures and ck your levels....soon enough you will be on your way!!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:50 PM   #18
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If you previously cycled your tank then any new rock would need to be cured because the die-off will recycle. At this point siphon any die-off from the newly placed rock and perform 50% water changes daily if possible. Do you have livestock such as fish, coral, or other invertebrates?
I agree with Innovator here, but you can do some more. When you do the water change save the water in a bucket. Put the LR one at a time into the bucket and scrub the dead off it with a new toothbrush. Don't worry about hitchhikers they will be fine as long as you use the salt water. Replace the scrubbed piece in the tank and go on to the next. This will remove dead cells on the rock and the cycle will be much smaller.

Or just wait it out and do the full cycle. If you have life in the tank by all means scrub it or better yet cycle the new rock separately in a bucket with heater, pump and water from your tank.
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well thank u i am going to just leave it have some patience and let it all go. Once again thank you every one for you help
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