Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-14-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
Curing live rock

If I decided to buy uncured live rock, what temp is the best temp to keep it at and will it make a huge impact on the cure time? I always buy it cured and QT it but never have bought it uncured.
__________________

__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Twoteccs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikki_kaiser
If I decided to buy uncured live rock, what temp is the best temp to keep it at and will it make a huge impact on the cure time? I always buy it cured and QT it but never have bought it uncured.
Doesn't make much of a difference warm the beta tho.
__________________

__________________
Twoteccs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,788
Curing rock is a pain... Make sure to have a heater and a power head, it can take a few weeks. And it can stinky tooo 8-(
__________________
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
I would cure the rock from 80-82. The cycle will go quicker warmer, but you want to maximize the life on the rock, so keep it warm, but not too warm. Also do plenty of water changes and plenty of water flow. Monitor the rock and if you see signs of fouling scrub it off, rinse it and put it back in the bin.

It is a pain, but IMO, you usually get the best life on the rock curing it youself.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
What does fouling look like?
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
It's hard to describe, it will usually be white, look kinda like fungus or a thick spider web. Think of the fuzz on food that has started to foul in the fridge....kinda like that.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
0_o. ...ok, that's pretty nasty and I will be able to recognize that...lol! So basically anything else is ok? With the heat will algae grow on it?
__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Yep, pretty much everything else is ok, but if your unsure...take a pic and post it up. The temperatures I posted are warm, but within the acceptable range to keep your tank at, so there is no issue there.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Twoteccs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by reefrunner69
Yep, pretty much everything else is ok, but if your unsure...take a pic and post it up. The temperatures I posted are warm, but within the acceptable range to keep your tank at, so there is no issue there.
I'm curing DIY rock rite now for my tank it is a long process
__________________
Twoteccs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
nikki_kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 874
I honestly don't need a lot more live rock but I want to go through the process simply because I've never done it myself. I'm off to buy a few pieces today to start! I may do two batches at different temps just to see if one cures faster than the other does.
__________________

__________________
nikki_kaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
curing, live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.