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Old 08-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #11
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Filtration wise you'll want about 1 lb per gallon, rockscaping...I like 1.5-2lb per gallon. Fwiw, curing your own rock is not hard, it's just a pain, but my experience has always been; more life on rock I cured than rock cured at the LFS.
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The uncured rock won't filter until fully seeded, right? So basically I would still need a fair amount of the cured live rock to get started?
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Enough nitrifying bacteria will survive, just do lots of water changes to keep ammonia down and maximize the life on the rock.
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Oh, I will be cycling this rock before I add fish. Would throwing some matrix in the sump help with the cycling also?
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Cool thanks for the information. It's been a huge help
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