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Old 12-10-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
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How much LR ??

I've got a 55 gal tank and about 60lbs of LR... I'm going to add some more cured LR from the LFS.... I was wondering though... I'm sure their will be a little die off during the trip.... I don't want any drastic spikes.... any ideas on how much to add at a time?????
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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Guess I should have been more specific...... the tank is established and has inverts, fish, corals, etc...... I want to keep adding rock... but not at the cost of killing anything in the tank.....
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:21 AM   #3
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If you are worried about it, you can buy whatever you want for rock, then re-cure the rock in a bucket when you get it home. Like so:

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Old 12-10-2004, 02:22 AM   #4
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Yeah but that sucks...
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:24 AM   #5
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Well then just cross you fingers and put new rocks straight into the tank instead of waiting a few days.
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Old 12-10-2004, 10:40 AM   #6
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How long of a drive are you talking.... IMO if were not talking a long time there should be minimal die off. When I set up my 2nd tank I got about 60lbs of LR and had it in my cooler for several hours and had no die off that caused a amm spike. If your worried the most I would do is just rinse it in a bucket of SW before adding it too the tank.
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Or, have the LFS pack the LR in saltwater. Maybe even bring a container of your own saltware to the LFS to pickup the rock.
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Good idea with the SW..... it's like a 10 minute drive........
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It shouldn't be a problem. I had a fifteen minute drive, and had minimal die-off. I did a water change a half hour after I put it in the tank, and tested today. Everything was fine.
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:55 PM   #10
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10 min will not be a problem at all. Just make sure it is fully cured at the LFS. For your 55 you should shoot for between 80-100lbs total. No need to do it all at once.
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