When I got mine there was so many crabs and other creatures that I think there will not really be that high if any ammoina spoike right?
Time will tell. The level of die off will be dependant on the amount of time the rock was out of water and the temperatures it was subjected to during shipping. All LR
that is shipped will have some die off, IMO
, the rock that will have the least is the rock that is shipped in water, but it will still have some. As far as curing, all that is, is putting the rock in some SW
with some good flow and allowing the nitrifying bacteria to catch up to the die off. In the anouncement I outline how I cure live rock and the reason for curing LR
. The amount of time to cur LR
, is dependant on the amount of die off. If there was very little die off, the curing time will be very short. If there was alot of die off...the curing time will be longer. No matter how long it takes...the rock is done curing when the ammonia and nitrite levels in the curing vessel reach 0. That may be a few days or a few weeks.