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Old 07-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Dry live rock

I have yet to get my tank but am picking up some dry rock tomorrow. Listed on Craig's list as dry live rock. My question is can I start making it live rock even though I don't have a tank yet. Putting it in a bucket with saltwater and a small piece of live rock? Will that speed things up? Would adding heater or power head help? Should I add in any bacteria?

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Yes, this is something you can easily do. I used an old plastic container for keeping kegs cold in ice for mine.
You'll want to fully submerse all of it in water with a powerhead and a heater. Since you aren't set up, you might as well cycle the rock in there while you are at it! Toss in a raw cocktail shrimp and your cycle is off.
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Ok that is what I figured. Will give me a bit of a head start when I get my tank and save me a few dollars since this rock is do much cheaper then buying the live rock at my lfs
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Should I bother washing the rocks or is the dead stuff on the rocks good to help me cycle
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Is wash them to get all the crud out.


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