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Old 02-15-2005, 07:31 PM   #1
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Very Pressing Live Base Rock Question...

So, my tank won't be ready to cycle for a little less than a week (maybe this weeked). I plan on cycling with sand, base rock, and shrimp.

My local fish store is moving and is selling base rock for $0.75 a pound. I'd like to grab as much as I can before its gone tomorrow. Can I keep it in a bucket with tap water and salt until I get my RO/DI this weekend and start my tank? It's only base rock. Can I get away with this? Would save me a bundle!!!!

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It is base rock, so there is nothing at all living on it. And you can get it dry if you want. How is the baserock being kept now? If he has it in a tank with some actual LR, it might be more than base rock and you will want to keep it submerged in proper salt water. You can mix tap water in buckets (or even a new trash can) with marine salt and stick the rocks in there with a heater and a powerhead. Then, you just fill you main tank with RO/DI water and move the rock into it.

Anyway, once you get the shrimp in there, I would HIGHLY reccomend you pick up at least one piece or LR and a scoop of LS to really get that tank going.
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