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Old 09-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Freshwater cycled rock into Saltwater Tank

Is it possible to put freshwater cycled tank rocks into a cycled saltwater tank????
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Usually the rocks people use in freshwater aren't the same type used in saltwater.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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The bacteria is different between fresh and salt too.
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Oops didnt know that!! The homemade freshwater live rock has been in my cycled saltwater tank for about a month now.....my tank cycled in 4 days and all my water parameters are normal.
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Four days is an insanely fast cycle. Do you have fish in there yet?
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Yea......its been 4 weeks now and alls well.....1 coral beauty....1 clown...4 damsels in a 30 gallon tank
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It was kinda an experiment ......Gone right I guess
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Be careful some types of rock arent suited for saltwater tanks and will eventually leech things out that can cause problems.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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Thanx appreciate the tips
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You can, it won't harm anything, but don't expect it to play any role in biological filtration for at least 4 months...
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