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Old 12-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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so how can i get the coral to become "live" rock?

what if i get a couple pounds of already cured live rock, would it seed the dried coral and pretty much cycle it in a week or so?
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yeah that would definitely work, you could even just put in the dry rock by itself and go from there, but that works very well too!

how big of a tank are you going for?
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since this is my first time doing salt water, im gonna try it out in a 15 gallon long tank. just FOWLR for now.

gonna run 2 aquaclear 30 and one with the surface skimming attachment.

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sounds like you're off to a great start, with a tank that size you wont need much live rock to see the coral skeletons, which is good for your wallet. you really should make a build thread when it all starts!
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How to cycle your tank with out the use of fish

Read that article. That's how you make your dried coral turn into LIVE ROCK. It just needs a source of ammonia and the bacteria will come.

As for Coralline algae you can add a small piece of LR that has coralline on it to seed the tank.
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lol ok scratch the last idea.

bought an already established 55 gallon saltwater tank with 60 pounds of live rock
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