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Old 06-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Dried Live Rock

I bought 10 lbs of dried live rock and my question is Do i clean the rocks with fresh water then put them in the tank?

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What is the source of the rock? Has it been in an other system, or are they clean fresh dry rock?
If they're new, you might want to give them a rinse in fresh water to get any dust off them. Be aware that if they had been in a system, they might cause a cycle, and a fresh water rinse and good scrub, will reduce the cycle time.

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You can rinse them in tap water, then just toss them in
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I rinse them tap then soak over night in my PWC water overkill ?
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Still check for ammonia after you put them in. Sometimes dried decaying matter starts decaying again once wet.

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I rinse them tap then soak over night in my PWC water overkill ?
You can never be too cautious. Letting them soak over night and then testing for ammonia in the morning to ensure they are safe sounds like a good move.

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