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Old 07-08-2006, 01:11 AM   #1
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Uncured live rock

is it okay to use uncured live rock to cycle a tank without curing it first, only its cheaper and you're supposed to get better life on it, the dead stuff in it can only help kickstart the cycle can't it?
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That would be OK but I would clean it off first and then cure it with your tank. It will still have enough die off to cycle your tank.
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Its your choice too clean or not.. I never cleaned mine and all was fine.. I know others who did not clean either and they ended up with some cool bonus items. IMO cleaning/scrubbing the lr lessen your chance of a free coral. JMO..
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I think I will throw it in as it is when I get it and hope for the extras, I can't see it doing any harm considering my tank will need cycling anyway. Thanks all
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When I say clean I`m talking about giving it a good SW rinse and get mud and dirt off it.
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I cycled my tank woth 100lbs of LR. I did rinse it with some SW before adding it. You may notice a smell form the rock as it cures. HTH.
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It will probably be dirty for a while but it would be a great way to cycle the tank.
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should I give it a hyper salinity dip before putting it in the tank, im worried about mantis shrimps, can they break 10mm glass ??
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