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Old 06-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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I had dry live rock in my freshwater tank and now I'm shutting the fw tank down and putting the live rock in my aw tank anything I should do before putting the live rock in my tank
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IMO You might be sending bad bacteria over to the new tank. I would boil the rock for a few minutes to remove any fw bacteria. I would wait for a more veteran response though
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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I had dry live rock in my freshwater tank and now I'm shutting the fw tank down and putting the live rock in my aw tank anything I should do before putting the live rock in my tank
Best thing to do is to cure your live rock all over again... let it sit outside for 2-3 weeks... this will kill any fw bacteria and any other hitchhikers that will cause your sw tank to spike... dry rock will always turn back into live rock....
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #4
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I had 170lbs of rock that I needed to cure. I let it sit out in sun for a few days then put the rock in a huge tub with 2 power heads, and a heater. I then added my saltwater. I did w/c every 3 days. Do this for about 3-5 weeks then you'll have some nicely cured rock. You might still go through a little cycle in your dt, but nothing that some w/c can't fix. Goodluck
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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I had 170lbs of rock that I needed to cure. I let it sit out in sun for a few days then put the rock in a huge tub with 2 power heads, and a heater. I then added my saltwater. I did w/c every 3 days. Do this for about 3-5 weeks then you'll have some nicely cured rock. You might still go through a little cycle in your dt, but nothing that some w/c can't fix. Goodluck
Should I do a coral dip too
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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Should I do a coral dip too
What kind of dip?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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What kind of dip?
I'm not familiar with that I just heard if you use coral dip it will kill anything that was on the live rock
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I'm not familiar with that I just heard if you use coral dip it will kill anything that was on the live rock
Never heard of dipping. Only dip I know of is copper based and thats the last thing you want to do bc it will get in your silica and stay in your rocks. You wont be able to get it out. It will also kill any inverts. The best thing to do is let it sit in the sun. Time is always the best answer. Using chemicals only hides a problem and makes a bigger one when it comes back.
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Never heard of dipping. Only dip I know of is copper based and thats the last thing you want to do bc it will get in your silica and stay in your rocks. You wont be able to get it out. It will also kill any inverts. The best thing to do is let it sit in the sun. Time is always the best answer. Using chemicals only hides a problem and makes a bigger one when it comes back.
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Yeah I've never heard of a dip. Keep us posted.
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