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Old 06-09-2007, 06:18 PM   #11
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if the LR is from an established tank then you my not have a cycle because there is already bacteria on the LR. This is why CURED LR is great stuff, NO cycle, NO shrimp, NO Damsels to test the waters..
This LR is from a established tank and was kept wet/live in SW? If its a local friend there should be no die off if it was not kept out of water for long periods.
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:41 AM   #12
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if the LR is from an established tank then you my not have a cycle because there is already bacteria on the LR. This is why CURED LR is great stuff, NO cycle, NO shrimp, NO Damsels to test the waters..
This LR is from a established tank and was kept wet/live in SW? If its a local friend there should be no die off if it was not kept out of water for long periods.
Yes this LR was from a friends tank that was extablished for 2 years. It was taken out and placed in big container with 2 maxi 600 power heads. I didn't get a chance to clean it and put it in. I am doing it in the morning.


This is great news then....
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Not sure what you mean by "clean" it. I would avoid scubbing it anything. As long as it was in a tub with SW, a heater an powerheads you should be able to just dunk it to get rid of any sediment and add it to the tank. However, if it has hair algae or cycno on it, you will need to give it a good scrubbing first. I would be hesitant to add it to my tank at all if that is the case.
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I added 20 more lbs and it is looking good. I am seeing brown rust looking color on my Aragonite sand. The only thing I dont understand is my temp is 83 degrees. How can i get it colder?
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Do you have fans? They can help. Also, is your tank covered? There are many things you can do to reduce the heat. Do you have anything in the water that could increase the temperature such as submersible pumps, Power heads etc.?
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The only thing I dont understand is my temp is 83 degrees. How can i get it colder?
I'm guessing from the question that you don't have heaters in the tank? If you do, well... then turn down the heaters!

If you have a glass top, leave it open, or take it off all together. That in addition to running a fan across the top of the tank will cool things down fairly well.

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Old 06-11-2007, 10:40 AM   #17
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My heater is Off and I have no glass top.



This is my setup and updated on profile

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if the LR is from an established tank then you my not have a cycle because there is already bacteria on the LR. This is why CURED LR is great stuff, NO cycle, NO shrimp, NO Damsels to test the waters..
This LR is from a established tank and was kept wet/live in SW? If its a local friend there should be no die off if it was not kept out of water for long periods.
Man you are The MAN... I have not seen a cycle yet and been testing the water parameters for a week. I call my friend that I bought the rock form and he says " I told you you could put fish in it ASAP as my rock is cured for 3 years and NEVER been out of water"

I put in 2 clowns and 2 Watchman Gobys and it looks Awesome soo far.
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Watch adding too many fish at once. Your beneficial bacteria will need time to convert ammonia to nitrAtes and grow to accommodate the new, heavier bioload. Keep watching your water. It seems you now have 100 Lbs of cured LR right? If so, adding the 4 small fish should be ok.
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