i will be about a week and a half into my cycle, will it still be ok to introduce my dry base rock/ will it cure ok still? (ammonia i just starting to drop alil off the peak and my nitrites are just now coming up a lil) also do i need to wash or rinse the rock before i put it in.
It shouldn't be a problem adding the baserock to the system in mid-cycle. There should be nothing (hopefully) dead or dying on baserock so it is more or less sterile as far as life goes. The bacteria will simply migrate to the baserock over time.
If it were me, I would wash the rocks off with water before putting them in the tank. Instead of using tap water, I would mix up a bucket of SW
and use that. You could even "dunk" them and and brush them off to make sure there is no junk on them.
i plan to add atleast 10lbs of lr when ever my cycle gets closer to the end of the nitrite cycle, i realize it might bring my ammonia up again alil but i didnt want to kill any of the critters on my liverock (it is expensive ) does this plan sound ok?
Will you be adding uncured LR
to the system? If so, you can expect another cycle but it will be much shorter than the first since you will already have your biological filter established.