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Old 08-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
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Okay...so Ive been curing this live rock for a few now. I've got to say that this is NOT my favorite part of this hobby! It's only 3 pieces and I put it in one of those big tubs you can use for laundry from walmart (plastic with rope handles) with a power head. My ammonia levels are off the charts every day! What am I doing wrong??? Should I be changing all the water, half the water or what?
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Okay...so Ive been curing this live rock for a few now. I've got to say that this is NOT my favorite part of this hobby! It's only 3 pieces and I put it in one of those big tubs you can use for laundry from walmart (plastic with rope handles) with a power head. My ammonia levels are off the charts every day! What am I doing wrong??? Should I be changing all the water, half the water or what?
I would definitely be changing water, probably every other day I would do a 50% change, that way you can maximize the life on the rock and minimize the die off. It's not fun but it's worth it, IMO.
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I would definitely be changing water, probably every other day I would do a 50% change, that way you can maximize the life on the rock and minimize the die off. It's not fun but it's worth it, IMO.
Yea I do a full water change everyday
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Okay! So I have to ask, will this rock look better than my store bought cured? I need some incentive!
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My experience was always better curing my own rock, but really it depends on the quality of the rock your curing and the quality of your store's rock.
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