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Old 11-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Adding more live rock to running tank

Just curious if I can add more live rock to my current tank now? Would it be safe?60 gallon tank1 yellow tang1 saddleback clown1 firefish1 cleaner shrimp2 turbo snails2 nassiarius snails2 sea slugs65lbs of live rockSalinity 1.025
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Depends on how much rock you got in there already and the status of the new rock. Cured or un-cured?
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Right now I'm at my local fish store, and they told me the rocks they have are cured, and I'm only trying to put 1 pound or 2.. Its more of aquascaping it instead for bio load
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If it`s already cured then you are good to go.
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You should be alright to add them. Just watch the ammonia anyway to make sure. Also have some mixed SW on hand just in case.

Smell the rock too. Foul smell means it ain't cured.

A pound or two shouldn't hurt anything.
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Ok thanks..
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:01 PM   #7
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so I added for small pieces of rock last week and i think it recycled my tank. killed most of my fish except yellow tang, cleaner shrimp, and 2 turbo snails.

was this possible? the rocks didnt smell foul when i picked up the rocks.

2 yellow tail damsels - 1 dead
1 long nose butterfly - dead
(2) 3 spotted damels - 2 dead
saddleback clown - dead
yellow tang - alive
cleaner shrimp - alive
turbo snails - alive
70 pounds of live rock
PH 7.8
AM - 0
NI -0
Nitrate - 0
phos - 0
temp 76
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Looking at your parameters (I would get your LFS to double check them) I don't know what would killed all the fish.
Were the rocks in bins?
When did you test your water parameters?
I'm wondering if it was something in the rock, but the inverts are usually the ones to go first....something is amiss....
Ok, reading your first post and then the last one, what fish did you have in there, unless I am crazy the two posts don't match...?
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last post is the most current livestock.

the sea slugs and fire fish i traded in.
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Hmmm, I am at a loss unless there is something I am missing.
Ok, when did you add the other fish and what was the time frame?
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