Originally Posted by Florida8
Well, I might be wrong, but I always added single hand picked pieces of LR
one at a time from the LFS
as I could afford it when I set up my 1st tank, one pc
per week... straight from their tank to mine and never got a spike from it. You could add it slowly like that and you should be fine. Maybe someone will correct me if that's bad info.
I wouldn't call it bad info, it just needs a little further explaination. If the LFS
has had the rock for 6-8 weeks already, there's a great chance the rock will have no die off affecting the tank. Especially with the quick transport time. If newly arrived rock, it needs time to cure before placing in the tank/purchasing.
I will say though that you should never go on the word of the LFS
unless you have a solid long standing relationship. If you are not sure, don't risk it.