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Old 02-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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live rock

If I get a new chunk of live rock can I just toss it in with my tank thats already been cycled??
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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It would be best to quarantine it and recure it, even though it is live rock. It really depends on where it is coming from and how much you trust the source... but even "live" rock will have some die off during transport that can translate to ammonia spikes in your system.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thanx...I tossed it right in like the Petco lady told me to....read your advice kinda too late
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Good ?! I just purchased 150 lbs of rock. It's been out of the tank for 1 month. I rinsed it with tap water, and am planning on leaving it out in the sun until sat. Can I just out it in ye tank after that? I have a 135g fowlr tank. Sorry to steal your thread.
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There will still be dead/rotting stuff on the rock. Even if it dries in the sun you will release ammonia once it is wet again. Best to cure it in a Rubbermaid tub or garbage can for a month before adding to your tank.
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When you say "cure", what do you mean?
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I mean let it run in warm, moving saltwater for several weeks with a few water changes during the process. Search "curing live rock".,you will find a lot of articles on different methods.
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Perfect! Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:23 AM   #10
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The curing process has began! 1 Rio 2100 at top, 2 power heads (1 on bottom and 1 in the middle), and 1 heater. Can't wait.

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