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Old 03-08-2007, 01:15 PM   #11
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Hello,

I am talking about LR. sorry not coral. I will give it a quick scrub today and get it cycling for the next month. then once the tank level are settled I will try and add more live rock from a heathly tank. Maybe that can help this live rock.

Do you think that might help?
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If it is already cured then yes that will help. Here is a few links to help.

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Where was the rock stored when it was out of the tank? There is probably very little life other than some bacteria if it was stored in the cold. You should probably use the cocktail shrimp method for cycling if you don't see an ammonia spike in a couple of days.

How much rock did you get?
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...and you do have a ammonia and nitirite test kit???
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The LR was taken out of the tank on 03/03 and put into a garage bag and kept in a warm eviroment. about 65-7 degrees. It about 75 Lbs of LR. It has not been taken out of the bag until i get home today. I will scub it down and get it into the tank.

I'll let the water moving really fast in the tank.

and yes i and you do have a ammonia and nitirite test kit.

I'll test the water tomororw and if i dont see a jump in the Nitirated, should i drop in the cocktail shrip to kick start things or is that a sign the rock is dead and start with a new batch?
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You're not looking for nitrates - the first thing you should see show up, assuming the rock has something on it to die off, is ammonia. If you don't see any ammonia over the course of a week, then you can drop in the cocktail shrimp.
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After having the rock out of water for 4-5 days I don't see there being much life on it. Could you take a few moments and update your "myinfo" for us so we will know a bit more about your tank and what equipment you have.

I wanted to just mention the brush, for your LR, make sure that it is a new brush that has NEVER been in soapy water!!!!! After you have used it for scrubing your rock rinse it off and keep it with your "fish stuff". Just a thought I had about the brush....
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After having the rock out of water for 4-5 days I don't see there being much life on it. Could you take a few moments and update your "myinfo" for us so we will know a bit more about your tank and what equipment you have.

I wanted to just mention the brush, for your LR, make sure that it is a new brush that has NEVER been in soapy water!!!!! After you have used it for scrubing your rock rinse it off and keep it with your "fish stuff". Just a thought I had about the brush....
SO I guess by daugter's baby bottle brush is out of the question No worries, I will go and buy a new brush today.

What is the salt level the hydrometer should be?1.05 is what i have read the most.
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Depending on if you are doing corals or FOWLR it should be between 1.020 and 1.026.
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