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Old 12-23-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Hello, my question is do you have to acclimate or quarantine new live rock from a pet store, or can i put the rock right in
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Hello, my question is do you have to acclimate or quarantine new live rock from a pet store, or can i put the rock right in
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You can it right it. If you leave live rock out too long it will just die off. No need to acclimate it. I've added rock several times and literally picked up at LFS and brought home and dropped in my tank.
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Just try not to add too much at once
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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Also have to be careful and determine whether or not the live rock at the LFS is cured. If it is sea fresh and still has some die off, it can cause an ammonia spike in your tank. That could be bad news for the fish if you add a lot of live rock that the current beneficial bacteria population can't handle due to die off. If in doubt, take a big deep whiff (smell) of the the live rock bin. If it smells clean, then it probably is.
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