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Old 01-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #11
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Alright thanks for the advice I don't want it to hurt my fish and inverts
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #12
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The definition of "fully cured" means there is no die-off and will not cause a spike. Of course, just because a seller says its fully cured, doesn't mean it's true. If there's any real concern put in in some salt water in a container with a small powerhead and test it after 24hrs. Better safe than sorry IMO.
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Yeah well the guy I'm buying it from lives 5 miles down the road from me and it he got it 3 weeks ago and I've been to his house for other stuff in those 3 weeks. Everytime I'm there I ask him if its ready lol but its been good for a week or so. I guess ill go get it and put it in a tub anyways and test the water anyways just to make sure its really all good. I've got about $250-$300 worth of live stock in my tank that I don't need dying just because of the rock. And id really be kicking myself if that happens and I could have just added base rock and avoided the entire situation
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Yeah well the guy I'm buying it from lives 5 miles down the road from me and it he got it 3 weeks ago and I've been to his house for other stuff in those 3 weeks. Everytime I'm there I ask him if its ready lol but its been good for a week or so. I guess ill go get it and put it in a tub anyways and test the water anyways just to make sure its really all good. I've got about $250-$300 worth of live stock in my tank that I don't need dying just because of the rock. And id really be kicking myself if that happens and I could have just added base rock and avoided the entire situation

A lot of those rocks are formed in salt so they will elevate salt levels
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #15
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Formed in salt? So my salinity will go up?
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #16
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I don't think so. Not like the rocks will dissolve.
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I'm just going to buy base rock from brs and call it good. Better be safe than sorry
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5" of sand? I've heard if you have too many inches bad things.. bacteria and such can get trapped and then released
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Yeah 80 lbs of sand in my 29 gallon. It's a for my Michael's pistol shrimp and yellow watchman goby
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