Originally Posted by Big Tex
Aparently mines been good since week 2 idk the specifics of the science behind dry vs live but I went live just to try it out. Ill be starting dry on my next build though.
Live rock already has the BB in the rock, whereas dry rock doesn't. The cure/cycle for both serves two purposes:
1. Remove any die-off on the rock and let it cycle through, and
2. Create BB colonies in the rock.
If you start with live, cured, rock, (2) has been done, and (1) probably won't occur, assuming that you've kept the rock wet from when you purchased it, but if it does, since you already have BB in the rock, will go much quicker.