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Old 10-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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How to add rock to the aquarium? what to do?

i bought live rock from an old(7yo) tank. took sand water and rocks from there so i have some good creatures crawling everywhere..
i added to the sand i took #4 aragonite gravel.
and put all the rocks on top if the sand in a 20 gal tank...with heater and a powerhead. covered it with the water and toped with new water i mixed...

now the question is how do i add more rock to it?

1) if i get more live rock from somebody's aquarium?

2)if i get dead live rock?

3) if i make rock myself? i actually made some and waiting for it to stop leaching... dont know what to do after it stops leeching.. heres a link on my DIY Rock thread: Curing DYI rock

i am going to get some more rock soon and want to be sure i wont kill the creatures i already have... there is a small brittle star crawling in the sand and lots of worms and stuff like that in the rocks and sand i got..

i assume it will involve acclimating the rock to my tank with dripping water or something?
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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If you adding more live rock make sure it's "cured" if adding base rock give it a soak in RO/DI water for a few days before adding
3) if i make rock myself? i actually made some and waiting for it to stop leaching... dont know what to do after it stops leeching..
Where is this rock curing?
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3) if i make rock myself? i actually made some and waiting for it to stop leaching... dont know what to do after it stops leeching..
Where is this rock curing?
If i take live rock from somebodies tank i can safely assume it is cured..right...like a year old tank...

I have my rocks in the toilet water tank.. They are fist sized.. With the biggest one is two fists size..
They are there for two weeks now , more or less...
I flush every chance i get
I actually added a link.. With all the info on it...
So in a week or so i will take em out and test the water for ph.. If its same ph for two daus in a vat of water...then what?
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If i take live rock from somebodies tank i can safely assume it is cured..right...like a year old tank...
Yes as long as it was kept wet.
I have my rocks in the toilet water tank.. They are fist sized.. With the biggest one is two fists size..
They are there for two weeks now , more or less...
I flush every chance i get
I actually added a link.. With all the info on it...
So in a week or so i will take em out and test the water for ph.. If its same ph for two daus in a vat of water...then what? Soak it in RO/DI water test after a 2-3 day soak look for nitrates nitrites and phosphates if none then add to the main tank
PS I was to lazy to read the link 1st time. lol
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