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Old 05-08-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Ex live rock for new tank

Hi I've been a member in here for a short time but for my freshwater tank I now have a spare tank which iam going to do marine.

I was astounded by the price of live rock!!! So got around 25kg or so of ex live rock that had been out of water for a year or so. I plan to buy some live rock to help seed the other rock while tank cycles for a couple month iam in no rush to get fish in.

It stunk so bad lol I jet washed it and iam wondering if there's anything I need to do with it before i think about putting it in the tank? Which is empty at the moment I'll buy salted RO from LFS while setting up and cycling.

Once up and running Ill be running power heads a tunze internal skimmer and external filter more as a reactor and UV no sump

Any advice welcome but don't flame me for running an external lol

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Just wash it good and then put it in with the live rock and cycle the tank. You can cycle the tank and cure the LR at the same time.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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Excellent should I use RO water to wash or will regular water do the trick ? Then put in tank with RO salted water

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Old 05-08-2014, 06:52 PM   #4
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Yes or no on the scaping ?

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I like the look of it I'm forever changing my scape haha
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Well I must admit my fw tank changes on a monthly basis lol. But as iam so new to sw I have no idea what iam aiming for how about a pic of your tank Daryl b

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Toss in an ammonia source like a raw cocktail shrimp or even some pure ammonia and wait. You don't need to seed the rock with live rock. This rock will become live on it's own. the term "live" just means it's got beneficial bacteria on it. The hitch hikers and algae that comes with live rock aren't necessary for a successful tank, and are in some cases, unwelcome.
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Scape looks great, and the advice from X is always spot on. Nothing I can add he didn't cover

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Are those rocks worked down thru the sand? There are fish and critters that can dig under the rocks. That could be bad if there not well based.
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