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Old 07-17-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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Initial set up questions

When I do get my uncured LR in do I need to brush or clean it slighly or just add it to the new tank?

If so do I use straight RO water or the saltwater for the cleaning?

Since I am gettting the rock on line. How quickly must I get it into the tank.
Basically how long will it "survive".

Sorry for the long list but here is the last one ( for the moment). I will have to monitor the ammonia ,nitrite, nitrate, and ph levels. What kit do you recommend to use that is somewhat user friendly?

big thanks

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Old 07-17-2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Initial set up questions

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When I do get my uncured LR in do I need to brush or clean it slighly or just add it to the new tank?
NO, since the tank currently has no other life in it (correct?) just place it in the tank.

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If so do I use straight RO water or the saltwater for the cleaning?
No need to clean it. Usually it's best to place the rock directly on the bottom of the tank and then place the sand around it. That will make the structure a bit more stable and not allow noxious gases to collect. Then pour in your pre-mixed SW.

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Since I am gettting the rock on line. How quickly must I get it into the tank.
Basically how long will it "survive".
The sooner the better but there is no real rush. Keep in mind that the LR shipped from "over seas" in transported without water covered in wet news print.

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Sorry for the long list but here is the last one ( for the moment). I will have to monitor the ammonia ,nitrite, nitrate, and ph levels. What kit do you recommend to use that is somewhat user friendly?
No worries on the Q's :P , ask until you're satisfied and have a good understanding. Salifert test kits are considered the more accurate choice as well as being extremely user fiendly..

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