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Old 06-20-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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Live rock question

I just picked up a couple hundred lbs of live rock on craigslist from a guy who just broke down aquarium and he had it sitting dry overnight. Any advice on how to treat it to make sure there's no scary things before adding to my aquarium?

I'm rinsing them off and putting in saltwater right now.


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Old 06-21-2014, 02:01 AM   #2
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If its dried out there is nothing to do with it but put it in your tank and let it start its cycle, their may be the odd live hitchhiker still alive somewhere in the middle as the rock can hold some moisture for a few days.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:16 AM   #3
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Should I let it sit in saltwater by itself for a while and should I just add a little at a time? I do have a stocked aquarium and don't want to change to much at once. I have it all in a garbage bin with saltwater right now but it's too full of rock to add a powerhead


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Should I let it sit in saltwater by itself for a while and should I just add a little at a time? I do have a stocked aquarium and don't want to change to much at once. I have it all in a garbage bin with saltwater right now but it's too full of rock to add a powerhead


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It might cycle enough in the garbage bin but you will need a powerhead so take some rock out. test daily for ammonia, nitrite & when they are done and you have only trates left starting adding a rock or two at a time to your dt and you should be good to go
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Great thanks for the info.


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One more thing. I got it in 2 bins and water movement but do I need to put a heater in?


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Live rock question

If you have an extra use it, if u don't then it will be okay depending on room temp vs what you keep your tank @
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Ok thank you. I keep the dt around 78 and the lr is out in the garage which probably gets colder then that at night and possibly hotter during the day. I didn't realize temp mattered with this process so I'll get it inside and put in some old heaters


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Just curious what did you pay for all that rock? How big is your tank?


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He gave it away for free!!!!! My tank is 100g


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