Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
BrendanH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 166
Live Rock Cured/UnCured pointers ??

Hi Folks,
I brought home some LR from the LFS the other day and I've got it sitting in a rubbermaid 10G container with a couple of powerheads and a heater. The sniff test I did on each piece when selecting them seemed ok (that said I don't have much of a frame of reference on what to expect but it was certainly not the rancid rotten smell I have seen some folks warn about). So I'm wondering if I can judge how cured the rock is by how quickly it spoils the water chems ? The rock has been in the container for a couple of days now and there is no bad smell (which would be very noticeable as it's in a small unventilated room). I just measured the usual stuff and I got :

Ammonia 0.1
Nitrite 0.1
Nitrate 5-10

Whaddaya think ? Nearly ready for the main display ? What should I be looking out for ? I'd rather avoid the need to do a bunch of water changes in the rock container if possible.

thanks,
Brendan.
__________________

__________________
BrendanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
Well the rock was probably mostly cured at the LFS and judging by your levels the die off looks minimal. I"d say you are almost ready to put the rock in your display but wait I'd until your amonia/nitrite are at 0 which shouldn't be much longer.
__________________

__________________
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamal-188
Well the rock was probably mostly cured at the LFS and judging by your levels the die off looks minimal. I"d say you are almost ready to put the rock in your display but wait I'd until your amonia/nitrite are at 0 which shouldn't be much longer.
Agreed.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
BrendanH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 166
Sounds good - thanks guys.
__________________
60G Freshwater - not planted
Rena Filstar XP2 Canister Filter
2" Gravel substrate
10 Danios (mixed Zebra and Gold)
BrendanH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Add cured or uncured live rock? borlaracing9 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 13 11-05-2009 12:44 PM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
Live Rock: Cured or Uncured for a new tank? ASpec Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 01-23-2006 06:41 PM
Live Rock? Can it go from cured to uncured? DamselnDistress Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11 05-05-2004 12:48 AM
Live Rock Cured .. Precured...Uncured JMB Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 12-08-2003 01:11 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.