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Old 03-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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Ok so my question is.....after the tank is cycled and somewhat established, is there an issue with adding more LR at a later date? Do I need to worry about another cycle starting? I am planning on buying cured LR FYI. Thanks!
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Depends on the rock as to whether it is already cured and free of decaying organisms. Make up a batch if SW in another container and put the new rock in and test for ammonia.
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ok how long should I wait to test the water?
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Might see a mini cycle but should be ok depends on how new the live rock is cured or uncured when you bought it..
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ok sweet I was just going to but 50 pounds bulk from Fiji
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If it comes in the mail, I'd be sure and test it first. That's a lot if new rock. Test it at 24 hours. After 48 and no ammonia, I'd add it. Keep a small powerhead in the test tub for oxygen.
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Will do! Thank you sir!!
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What if you want to add a couple of extra lbs? Can U put it straight in or should u still mix up some salt water and test it after a couple of days. I was planning on buying cured LR from LFS
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I did, it was cured and I got it from my LFS. No problems
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Ya..any good lfs would tell you about the lr you were buying and how cured it is.
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