Questions are good. I am sure I speak for all on the board when I say that we are prepared to offer opinions and advice to everyone asking a question here, rather than offering condolences because you did not. to your question, if you do a search on curing LR
on this board, there is a bunch of threads on the topic. Latest advice seems to be to use carbonated water instead of plain water, adjust the SG
and temp and dunk the LR
into the mix. Word is that the mantis shoot out of there faster than a three-toes sloth with a lion after him
You may want to be sure that you collect and put back any other desirable hitch hikers. I will be ordering my LR
soon and this is the procedure I plan to follow.
Disregard what the guy said, you need to cure it because of the die off from the transport time from them to you. No matter how well they cure it on site, as soon as they box it and ship it, there will be dieoff. Fact!
So basically get a large enough tub that will cover the rocks (preferrably something flat). If you have it set the rock on a shelf to create a space between the rock and the bottom of the container, and then once you have enough water made up, dunk away and wait for the fireworks. I have read that putting the rock in hyposaline water does not always work, and may actually kill some beneficial organisms too. So that is the plan of attack. Let me know how you make out. 8)