Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-26-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Steo the great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dublin
Posts: 407
Used live rock ???

I'm thinking if buying 20kg of live rock from a fourm member.

The question is. Is it ok to add all this live rock at once. Will there be any negative effects from this? Thanks guys.
__________________

__________________
Steo the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dmolavi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sewell, NJ
Posts: 2,123
Be careful...you can get lots of little unwanted critters in rock. If you have a QT, you might want to let it sit in there for a week or so to see if anything crawls out...
__________________

__________________
20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
dmolavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
scuba dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 347
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmolavi View Post
Be careful...you can get lots of little unwanted critters in rock. If you have a QT, you might want to let it sit in there for a week or so to see if anything crawls out...

Yes it can!!

Mine had strawberry crabs in it and they ate my 2 cleaner shrimp and fire shrimp. Caught the first one and gave him to my LFS then a couple days later I found another one and got him too and then he went to the LFS also. Hard to beleive that they were able to hide so well and never even knew they were there until they had a buffet. Expensive lesson learned.
__________________
scuba dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
you can try doing a salt dip at sg 1.030 or higher and it will get the hitchhikers to release from the rock and then you can pick out what you want and what you dont want
__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Steo the great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dublin
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquandrew View Post
you can try doing a salt dip at sg 1.030 or higher and it will get the hitchhikers to release from the rock and then you can pick out what you want and what you dont want
Thanks aquandew that's a brilliant idea? I doubt there's much In it considering he has it in a well established thank
Or does that matter even?
__________________
Steo the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,537
Just dipping them in distilled water will make everything come rushing out. No need to waste a ton of salt.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steo the great View Post

Thanks aquandew that's a brilliant idea? I doubt there's much In it considering he has it in a well established thank
Or does that matter even?
it all depends on what you want in your tank. some people like bristleworms, some dont. some crabs/shrimp will knock over/eat coral.
__________________

__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.