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Old 08-24-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question Dry base rock?

I have been reading through the older forums and noticed several post with reguards to dry base rock. Found a site where I can get 100lbs. for 243$. I've looked into and am leaning toward buying/using it. But can't find anything telling me if I would cure/cycle this any different from LR? Should I mix in a few pieces of LR? Can I use all dry? etc... Open ended question and I'm sorry for that.

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P.S. Forgot to mention my tank is new and empty...
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That`s a good deal. Just put it in your tank and you can cure the rock and cycle your tank at the same time. Just use a piece of shrimp. It`s explained in our article section on Sw cycling.
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Thanks, Mike. I read the article I just didn't know if things were different with dry...
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:12 PM   #4
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if you have a piece of already live that would be a good thing to put in
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It's all the same, if you add any LR to it while it's cycling you will "seed" the cycle which can speed it up a little. Otherwise just a big source of ammonia and the bacteria will grow from who knows where to eat it.
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I bought my "dry rock" from Marco Rocks....really nice looking! Can't remember the price, but check it out! Then I bought a little LR from the LFS
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Cabezon, Jimbo7, and lbannie.

Thanks so much for the help, you guys are great. I'm super glad I found this forum...
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