Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 142
Adding LR To an established tank

My tank has already finished cycling and has two percula clowns and some inverts. i want to orde 20lbs of keys rock from LR.com but i am afaid that the die off from the rock will cause another cycle. Should i add it to my tank or what should i do? i am also afraid that the rock will have a mantis shrimp and it will eat my beautiful clown fish. What should I do?
__________________

__________________
143gadgets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
It shouldn't need curing, but you can put it is a tupperware container for a few days with a PH and a heater to see if you get a spike. If you don't then go ahead and add.
As for the mantis, you could always do a SW soda water dip for 1 minute. Simply get a bucket, fill it with soda water (make sure it is pure soda water). Add salt mix to correct spg and place the rock in it for 1 minute. Being salt water, it should not kill off much of the good stuff, but the critter will come leaping off. You them pick out the critter you want, rinse the rock in another bucket with normal salt mix and place it in the curing container or you tank.
It works pretty well and sure beats a FW dip.
Or better yet, skip the soda water dip all together and trap the unwanted critters as you find them. With #20, you may not even get any.
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 142
Cool thanks. i think i will add it directly to the tank when i get it.
__________________
143gadgets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
established tank, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding live rock to an established tank aquarius75 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 01-19-2009 10:12 PM
Adding new LR rock to established tank.... Seepu Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 12-26-2005 05:59 PM
Adding a tank to an established system Brisc0 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 04-27-2005 03:34 PM
Adding sand to an established tank. rcolbath Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 11-02-2004 10:15 PM
Adding LR to an established tank. mansiz Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 02-01-2004 08:20 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.