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Old 10-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Curing DIY rock

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Decided to make my own rock ,
From portland cement and #4 aragonite gravel...
They are soaking in my toilet water tank from sept 27... And i ordered a digital ph meter because from what I've read the ph has to stabilize on 7.5 or something like that before you can start curing.

I currently don't have an active tank but i bought sand and rocks from a 7yo tank , so i have some good living substrate and rocks to take life from...
Its a 20 gal tank that only has those stuff in it and my newly bought #4 aragonite gravel..

What should i do before i put them in?

Cure in salt water for a couple of weeks or can i just put them in once the ph is in good level?

My 20 gal tank is full of worms and all other kinds on crawlies on the rocks.. Did see a star there once.. But im pretty sure its dead now didnt see it for two days now from the acclimation shock... (did not know its there)
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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From what i see online some people soak it in salt water and some just shove it in the tank just like that.. Im lost..
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As long as it stayed wet you can put it in your tank if it was dried then you need to cure it to eliminate any dead matter
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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But now it is soaking in fresh water... Doesnt matter?
Dont i need to pre soak in salt water?
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