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Old 01-15-2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Live rock emergency!!

Does anyone know how long I can keep a live rock in the bag until I get some sea salt mixture to put in my tank....or can I put it in my freshwater tank in the meantime.My daughter bought it for me and the store closed before I could get some more salt for my tank.....
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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You could leave it over night most of it may die but it will grow back very quickly. Freshwater will just kill it even faster.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:17 AM   #3
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Also try to get as much of the water to drip off then just poor the water on it every like hour or so. If it came I paper wring it out into a cup or bucket and us that to soak the rock also.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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Much obliged..youre a lifesaver!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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No problem. You going to get some salt tomarrow?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:33 AM   #6
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Most definitely.......My last batch got cloudy with the gravel I put in....so I had to toss it....thanx again....
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Made it to the pet store early this morning....wheew! Back in business..got a happy live rock now....
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Live rock is left out of water for up to a week before it reaches your LFS.
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What If you put it in the tank after an hour?
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You could put it in salt water immediately, cloudy from sand dust, or not.
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