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Old 12-05-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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How long will live rock be okay without light and maintain its cured state?

My parents want to buy me a biocube for christmas and im wonder if they buy the pre cured live rock and keep it in a bag full of water...

will it need to be recured?


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Old 12-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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and keep it in a bag full of water...
I would hate to open that bag after 3 weeks

You can buy a brute trash can, fill it with saltwater, put in a powerhead and heater and the live rock will be fine.
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I would hate to open that bag after 3 weeks

You can buy a brute trash can, fill it with saltwater, put in a powerhead and heater and the live rock will be fine.
would all that be nessisary for 48-72hrs... not that im cheap... just if that would work itd be easier.. and i am "lazy"

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I would say if left in a bag of water for 48-72 hrs there would be alot of die off and you would need to recure it. It probably wouldn't be a full blown cycle, but I would expect to see some ammonia.
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well isnt that a kick in the giggle berrys.... off to zellers i go i guess.

oo yeah ... lid on or off on the can?
and how long can the rock be kept like this?

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Lid off. Let it breathe. It can be left like that for a few months if you change some water every few weeks. Just keep in mind any coralline algae or coral hitchhikers on the rock will bleach out with no light, but the rock won't die off.
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will they bleach out in 72 hours?


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