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Old 02-02-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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adding liverock after cycling

today i was cleaning my cannister filter and i desided to put some lr rubble in the container, i had maybe 7 lbs of extra lr so i put it in there in different areas of the tank my tank is fully cycled already was this stupid? and will this make my ammonia go out of control?, kinda bone headed actually i just have a cleanup crew in there and 2 perc clowns
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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Was the LR you added also fully cured? You said it was "extra", where was it kept?
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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in the closet in a box wrapped in moist paper towel, i scrubbed it off before i placed it and washed it in sw
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There's always the chance of an ammonia spike when adding live rock. So long as it is cured, the risks are minimal. You can always dose the tank with a bit of bio like Nitromax Marine to help keep ammonia down until the tank's own bio catches up. It's also good to allow up to two weeks before putting any new fish or inverts in the tank when making changes that may disrupt the bio temporarily.

Nothing to panic over...you can breathe easy now...LOL. Just keep an eye on ammonia. Nature will catch up and take over again
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:16 PM   #5
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i'll just check my water parameters to make sure i dont get any spikes thanks for the info i'll breath a sigh of relief now hehe
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:17 PM   #6
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How long has it been in the box, out of water? It is very likely there was considerable die-off on the rock and you may see an NH3 spike. Make sure you have plenty of aged SW on hand for PWC. Monitor parameters and be ready.
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i had a bottle of this stuff called rock prep to scrub off any die off, so i scrubbed off any die off then i placed it

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pc=1&N=0&Nty=1
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i'll breath a sigh of relief now hehe

I would not go that far yet. There is a good chance you will see a decline in water parameters. Just be vigilant and you should be okay.
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i'll keep an eye on it, as of now its everythin is still 0 guess i'll just keep checking everyday to be sure
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If i add LR during the cycle it will just make the cycle last longer right?
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