Well I let my Dry Live Fiji rock from Aquarium Depot soak for 2 weeks in a tub of saltwater and got all of the dead animals/plant life off of it. Most of it was pretty clean but there were a few gross mushy things that I had to get off. I tested the water several times and did a water change once during the process and the phosphates were off the charts.
I've put the rock in my DT now and am slowly filling the tank with water. I started out with enough Ro
water to cover the rock, but I am slowly filling it up with Ro
water to get the tank completely full. It takes a long time to fill a 95 gallon tank with Ro
Right now I have 50lbs of the dry live rock with 2 power heads and a heater. Hoping to finish filling the tank up this week and then add a bag of sand this weekend. I'll take pics once the tank is full. I'll be cycling the tank before I add the rock and sand from my other tank to this tank. (My sand in the other tank has only been in there for a little over a month).
I can't wait to get this thing finished so I can add new fish. Still thinking I'm going to stay FOWLR
but have the capabilities and getting fish in case I decide to go reef.