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Old 09-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #11
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Sounds like it's ready to go in just try to get off any remaining debris before putting it in the DT.



It's important to make explanations and answers as clear and concise as possible to help people avoid wiping out an entire tank of stock because they just dumped what they assumed were clean rocks into the tank when they actually weren't.
That was my thoughts. I may have misread the post, but I thought that he was curing baserock in the hopes of changing it into LR. Which it won't.
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TC in the second part I was explaining my thoughts to bbecher, because some people actually think because rock is sold as base rock that it's safe to clean off and toss it in the tank.
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Not sure why you were, because I never brought that up; Merely pointing out that the original question was vague. When was the last time something you had was completely sterile
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Aug. 26th I started the process with 15 lbs of base rock, an old skimmer pump for water movement/ aeration, 80 degrees and dark, rinsing/ scrubbing and 100% water changes every 3-4 days.

Amm. and nitrites have been 0 for a little over a week, nitrates holding steady around 15. Some small debris still falls when handling, some small patches of color starting to appear.

Is this stuff ready to go to DT? Aside from one more good scrub and rinse, I can't think of any more steps or parameters to monitor.




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Not sure why you were, because I never brought that up; Merely pointing out that the original question was vague. When was the last time something you had was completely sterile
The original question is above and I find it far from vague, It was my impression you didn't understand the initial question.
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So, for future reference, there is a difference between base rock and dried live rock?
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Not sure why you were, because I never brought that up; Merely pointing out that the original question was vague. When was the last time something you had was completely sterile
This morning when I checked out my {"Brain"}....haha
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So, for future reference, there is a difference between base rock and dried live rock?

THIS is what I thought he was getting at in the original question Glad we finally got there
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I didn't know there was a difference between base and dried live rock when I threaded the original question.
My original question referenced the need for further curing or monitoring.

Whether it was base rock, live rock, bed rock, fraggle rock, moon rock, whatever...the rock cycled and I was wondering if anything else had to be done.
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I didn't know there was a difference between base and dried live rock when I threaded the original question.
My original question referenced the need for further curing or monitoring.

Whether it was base rock, live rock, bed rock, fraggle rock, moon rock, whatever...the rock cycled and I was wondering if anything else had to be done.
No, nothing else has to be done. And base rock is just that the rock one would use as the base for you rock structure much like a foundation of a house and is usually dried out LR.
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