The Cheat, if there are no fish in the aquarium then you dont need to cure the LR
separately, it will just ride along with the tank as it cycles.
As with me i have fish already in my tank and I am currently "curing" the LR
before i add it to my tank. This is the procedure I used and am using.
1) went and bought a 16 gallon rubbermaid tub.
2) Put tub in my middle bathroom (it was out of the way and easy to empty water out when needed.
3) Got about 20 lbs live rock from my LFS
4) put rocks in tub and added half fresh mixed saltwater and half salt water form my tank that it is going into.
5) 24 hours later check for ammonia and nitrites, if 0 then you should be ok to add to tank.
6) My ammonia and nitrites in the tub spiked off the scale soo, every other day now i take out half the water in the tub and replace with an equal amount of water from my aquarium.
7) on the days i dont do water change then i test for ammonia and nitrite. They are slowly going down (it has been a week).
8) once the ammonia and nitrites have dropped to 0 then i stop water changes and continue to test every other day, once a week has past and still no ammonia and nitrites then they will be added to my tank with some base rock.
wew alot of typing, hope that helps.
40gal plexi aquarium, 2x96w PC
's, Fluval 404 filter, Remora Pro Protein skimmer, 2xMaxiJet 600 PH
, 30lbs LR
, 140lbs Live Sand <Aragonite>, 1 Sailfin Tang, 2 Percula Clowns, 2 Neon Gobies, colony of green striped mushrooms.
Cleaners: 1 blue-legged Hermit, 5 assorted small crabs, 6 nassarius snails, 2 bumblebee snails and 5 Trochus snails.