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Old 04-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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adding cured rock

my tank is or has crashed..very high ammonia levels. almost 2 weeks ..have tried everything now I'm thinking ...could my "live rock" be dead and causing ammonia spike? can I take it out and add cured rock?

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That happened to me. I had a big crash and everything on my rocks died. I found dead worms and all sorts of critters. Take them out if you see them. Just wait it out. The balance of life will take over. Mine took 5 weeks. After it was done spiking I added more LR to help seed the rest of the rock that had "died". Don't get discouraged. I messed up and performed alot of PWC during my spike which accidentally helped hinder the nitrifiying bacteria to grow into big numbers.

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How long has your tank been set and do you have fish?
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #4
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cured rock

my 40 tank is 6mos old down-sized from a 75 ..the fish are all over 2yrs old
at the moment I have a small 31/2 inch tang (yes I know I shouldn't) 4 small damsels I small clown. I know must give up tang but he is my very favorite fish.. silly to be so attached...have taken 1/2 my live rock out and have in "soaking" with airation ..thinking my rock might be the cause of spike....if I see no change tomorrow will give up the tang and add more cured rock
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