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Old 03-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
Well, that's the nitrogen cycle, when the anaerobic bacteria converts the nitrates to gas. You want that. That is no indication of uncured rock. Ammonia readings however, are.
Never assume rock has been cycled/cured.
Most LFS's only have one rock tank. When the rock has been in there for a few weeks to a month, they consider it cured, but when they get a new load of rock in, they just toss it in the same tank, thus starting all over again.
One of the LFS employees told me they got the rock the same day I bought it. The problem was I assumed it was cured because that's what they normally sell. And yes they do have only one tank for live rock. Gotta be more careful next time.

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