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Old 06-23-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
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Hi newbie with live rock/sand questions

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I had a marine set up about 15yrs ago.
Im buying a 2nd hand aqua one evo 100 180L
Im buying the tank 8hr drive from my house but i have a removalist collecting it for me as he is going there anyway.
I will be on holiday so the tank wont be set up for 3 weeks.
Live rock and sand are currently running in the tank but theres no way for the tank to get set up to keep them alive.
Should i keep some of the rock and sand and buy a few pieces of live rock when i get it set up?
Whats my options on using this rock as live rock at any time
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:21 AM   #2
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Give the guy a tote to seal the live rock in while traveling. Get it home, throw in a heater and power heads, then you can just throw it in the tank when you get back with no issues.
Don't worry about the sand, as your going to really give it a good rinsing out before you use it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:34 AM   #3
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Im on holiday for 3weeks so i cant do much with it
My friend wouldn't go to the hassle of setting up stuck for rock
He would say im crazy
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:56 AM   #4
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Let it dry out. You'll have to cure it again.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:50 AM   #5
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Think i might be able to get him to do it
Could it be ok in a bucket with powerhead and heater for 3weeks?


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With an ammonia source to feed the bacteria you don't want to loose, sure.
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If rock is dried for 3weeks or in a bucket of water with no filter and heater can it be cured and become live rock again?


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Yes. Live really only refers to the bacteria base that completes the nitrate cycle in the tank.
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Ahh thats good i have a lot of live rock in a bucket and didn't want it to die of and just become normal rock


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If it is being heated and the water being circulated it'll be fine.
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