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Old 09-20-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hi everyone just looking for some guidance. Never worked with dry rock before to start a reef tank. I picked up some dry rock that was out of another tank. Rock is pretty clean and does not have any visible issues or old hitchhikers. Should I bleach prior to cycling? Or just start the cycle process and monitor water levels? Any help would be appreciated
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Iíd soak it in some sw for like a week or so and then test the nitrate and phosphate levels to make sure thereís nothing trapped inside that could cause an issue. Also since it came from another tank can you check with that person to make sure they never used any copper based medicine with the rocks in the tank.
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Iíd soak it in some sw for like a week or so and then test the nitrate and phosphate levels to make sure thereís nothing trapped inside that could cause an issue. Also since it came from another tank can you check with that person to make sure they never used any copper based medicine with the rocks in the tank.
Ok will do. So I should bail on the bleach method I was thinking about? I want to make sure Iím starting with a clean slate.
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Ya I wouldnít bleach it ever personally
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Ya I wouldnít bleach it ever personally
Thank you so much. Iím waiting for my filters for my RODI I picked up. Can I use non Ro water to rinse?
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