Originally Posted by cobalt0627
Do I really need to cure my dry rock or will the cycling process take care of all the stuff on the rock?
is your dry rock really dry rock ? or is it live rock that was dried out ? I ask because you said will it take care of the stuff on the rock ,
Dry rock should be rinsed to remove any loose dust and bugs ,
now dry live rock I would scrub off any crud on all the live rock , this will help remove most of the crud along with any other stuff .
once you do the above with which ever you have you can add it to your tank,
There are 2 ways you can start your cycle .
1.) now you start your cycle , you will need straight clear liquid ammonia with no
perfumes or additives , (No other type of ammonia will work) you would need to dose to 4 ppm ammonia
2.) another way you can start your cycle is to use a deli shrimp that you can place in a clean but old lady s stocking to keep the decomposing shrimp from going all over the tank and it makes for easy removal once you reach 4ppm the shrimp is your ammonia source .
this link should help with most of your unanswered questions about cycling
Cycle your salt tank - Aquarium Advice