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Old 04-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Help in cured live rock

I'm getting a 120lb shipment from Florida on Monday it was just harvested. I have learned that I have to cure it before I put it in my tank what is the best way and fastest and cheapest help
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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is your tank up and running? If not just build your tank up and use that to cycle it!
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Yes it's running with 4 fish
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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You can place the rock in a separate tank or a large rubbermaid container with salt water, a heater and some sort of powerhead. It can take a few weeks to get all the die off to happen and cycle. If you were to put in that rock now you most likely would get a huge ammonia spike and possibly lose your fish. :-(
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Only got 3 clown and 1 snapper it would be an except able loss I just don't want to lose the coralline that's starting and I don't have the time I need Rock in there anyway
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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I can't in good conscious recommend adding that rock and potentially killing your fish, an "acceptable loss" isn't something i am in favor of.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Not asking you to recommend adding it just wanted to no different options in curing it quickly I might just dry it out
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You can get a small tank to use as qt tank and add the fish to that till the tank has cycled!
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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