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Old 05-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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quick question about curing live rock

As I've said before, I brought 85 to 90 pounds of coral rubble back from Hawaii. It's been curing for nearly a month. The ammonia is at zero, and the nitrite is at .25 to .50. I want to get it into the tanks this weekend if possible. Here's the question. With these water results, does this mean that everything that's dead has cycled out , and if I get rid of the water and put the rubble in the tanks, I will be safe. If there is no more ammonia does this mean the dead stuff is gone? It's just a matter of time till the nitrite cycles out? Should be safe to add rubble only to tanks now?
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:01 AM   #3
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I would wait until nitrite is zero as well. A complete cycle is when both are 0.
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I agree. Nitrite is simply broken down ammonia, pretty much. It should be nil in a few days, then you can add it for sure.

I would wait as well.
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