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Old 04-03-2003, 09:58 PM   #11
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I think alot of things matter on whether or not you can do it without harming your existing environment. First, how much live rock is in there already? you do not have livesand to fall back on. Is there any other kind of filtration. How well established is the tank..
I think I would hesitate to tell you to just throw it in there and all would be fine. Your water can be very toxic and not be cloudy. Starfish are rather sensitive to water quality...
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Old 04-03-2003, 10:12 PM   #12
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Big $ for live rock I just bought 17 lbs for $100 $6 a lbs. 3 peices
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This would be the only live rock I put in there,I have 3 bags of live sand in tank,I have a wet /dry trickle filter, 2 fluval 403 filters and a oceanic filter w/ supply & return drilled in tank,and a protein skimmer in sump.tanks been up 8 or 9 months.Just put vho 72 in. icecap 640 watt. light unit on tank
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Ok, now, Is that cured rock or uncured? Seems as we hit a nerve in here with this one. I say this, because I too did not know you had inverts and verts that are sensitive to water quality in the tank ...Hmmm, I dunno if you should do that or not now...I don't have a problem with putting LR in my tank straight from the store, but, that is me.

I take back the just do it theme from this thread. 8)
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The safest thing to do is to keep the rock in another tank or really any container with some water circulation. Light it if you can. Wait till there is no trace of ammonia/nitrite. I know that's kind of a pain, but it's the safest way to go. A rubbermaid tub with a powerhead would work well.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:05 PM   #16
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I already put rock in Ill have to keep my eye on water quality
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I have an emty hospital tank may be for safty sake I should just leave it in there.Keep my sea horse in reef for a while.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:30 PM   #18
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It is much more economical to buy your liverock online. There are many sources. I have bought rock that is very nice, but not live. With shipping the total was under 65.00. In time, it would become live. You could scrub it and safely put it in the tank immediately. Technically, this is baserock.
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I got the rock because it had nice color alot of pink purple and a lot of life ,plants sponges.I have lace rock for a base ,I want to get some live rock for filtraion resons.When I first got I rinsed and scrubed it ,then put it in bucket w/ salt level at between 1.035&1.040 let sit in there for 1 min. that makes all the bugs and worm and stuff leave the rock .put it back in 1.021 looked in bucket for anything worth saving . there wasn't ,just some worms.disgarded them .now Im just going to leave them in hospital for now & monitor water.
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