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Old 01-21-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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Curing Live Rock

I purchase 45lbs live rock from LiveAquaria.com. It had a lot of die-off. I've been curing since I got it (2 weeks ago) in a seperate 30 gal rubbermaid container. I coulnt keep it inside because of the smell. So, I kept it in the garage with a heater and power head (temp stayed above 72). I started scrubbing the rock and it looked much better. Ammonia levels didnt seem to change from 8+ and nitrite and nitrate sayed at 0. So, this week i brought it inside and added a skimmer on it. That kept the smell down but the readings are still not changing. I'm doing 50% every 2 days. Readings after the 50% change still show 4+ on the ammonia and 0's for nitrite/nitrate. I'm hoping that all I need to do now is give it more time.

Is there something I am doing wrong? Is time the key since there was so much die-off?
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Yep, all you can do is keep pluggin, I wonder how cold it got in the garage in the coldest part of the night? That may have something to do with it as well.
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It probably did get cold. I didn't know till I did a search on this forum that the skimmer would help with the smell. That was when I brought it inside. Cool, thanks.
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