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Old 05-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Help with rocks

Hi can i use these rocks in my marine setup. As im starting my setup today and have about 20k of these in my shed. I would be adding 50kg live rock eventually with this if its safe.

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Old 05-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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The rocks look fine to me. I would rinse them off well to make sure no chemicals or anything from your shed got on the rocks.
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Thanks. Anyone else want to confirm to me please.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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I agree with Justin. As long as your sure that no chemicals or anything got on them from your shed, it looks like dry base rock to me. Rinse and enjoy!
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I agree with Justin. As long as your sure that no chemicals or anything got on them from your shed, it looks like dry base rock to me. Rinse and enjoy!
Thanx. Yes they are cemical free as they were in a closed bin which i used to use for water changing. They are dry rock.
Will they become live ever and will it ever spike my tank chemistry?
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Yes it will become live once placed into the tank with your live rock.
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Yes it will become live once placed into the tank with your live rock.
Well the live rock isnt going in the tank till things doesn't get right inside. Shall i just add few dead shrimp to start the cycle?
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Yes you will need a source of ammonia to start the cycle.
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Yes you will need a source of ammonia to start the cycle.
So few shrimp will do the job? And do i throw few flakes in every few days?
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One more thing do i add the salt before i switch the heater on or should i wait till the temperature is above 24 celsius?
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