When I first setup my tank, I bought 30lbs of Tipioca (maybe spelled wrong) live rock from my LFS
. I was told that they had it for a few weeks and already cured it. They told me it was fine to just drop it in my tank and let the cycle happen and I'd be fine.
So I took it home, and dropped it in my empty 55 gal
. aquarium that was filled with SW
and live sand and began building my little aquascape. Time goes by, the ammonia levels spike for 3-4 days, then after a week ammonia and nitrites are at 0 and my Nitrates read about 15ppm. At this point I went and picked up my CUC, Damsel, and an Ocellaris clownfish. About 2 days later while doing some forum searching, I found this site and after reading some guides and other posts I think I made a mistake in prepping my rock.
When I put the rock in, I never scrubbed it or anything. I didn't really think anything of it at the time but it appears there is a fair amount of sand and other things caked on the rock and I'm thinking I should've scrubbed it before I put it in. Is it fine to just leave it as is now that it's all cycled or should I pull it all out, scrub it down, recure it, then put it back in?