Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-29-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 34
Live Rock Question

I have a new tank and I am confused on one aspect of it. Everything I have read has said to cure the live rock. But if I am getting LR from a someone else tank, and my tank is brand new (nothing in it yet) do I still need to cure it? Or will it essentially do that during the cycling process?
__________________

__________________
Zidion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CleverBs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 2,210
No need to cure the rock if its a new tank. Curing is only done to prevent die off from the rock in yhe main tank causing a mini cycle or ammonia spike. If its coming dirrectly out of a tank that its been in awhile with proper lighting the rock is probably cured fully anyway.
__________________

__________________
75G SPS Bare Bottom Reef
4g Nano LPS Reef
40g Fowlr
CleverBs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Wy Renegade's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,714
So long as you are transfering an adequate amount of LR directly from someone's established tank you also most likely will not need to cycle the tank either.
__________________
the Bog

"Listen to some of these guys talk, and it's like they were born from their momma's belly with a fishkeeping encyclopedia in one hand and an API kit in the other" (unrevealed).
Wy Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wy Renegade View Post
So long as you are transfering an adequate amount of LR directly from someone's established tank you also most likely will not need to cycle the tank either.
What would an adequate amount be?

I have a 29g. Was getting 30lbs of live sand, and then maybe 27lbs of dry rock and 3lbs of live rock.
__________________
Zidion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Wy Renegade's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zidion View Post
What would an adequate amount be?

I have a 29g. Was getting 30lbs of live sand, and then maybe 27lbs of dry rock and 3lbs of live rock.
An adequate amount would be about 1 pound per gallon of water. With only 3 pounds of live rock, you will need to cycle the tank.
__________________
the Bog

"Listen to some of these guys talk, and it's like they were born from their momma's belly with a fishkeeping encyclopedia in one hand and an API kit in the other" (unrevealed).
Wy Renegade is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
white blotches on live rock wvanderborg Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 11-09-2011 11:47 PM
Base rock question Adam1103 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 11-07-2011 06:57 PM
What do I need for Live Rock? CleverBs Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 11-06-2011 06:50 PM
Question about live rock picture_117 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 09-15-2011 05:56 PM
more live rock clark4feathers Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 07-29-2011 07:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.