I just purchased 100# of LR from www.liverocks.com to be at the airport on Thursday. I will post some pix.
I would avoid doing water changes with this LR
.. Your ammonia spike will be very very minimal.. You should not see it go higher than .25 and nitrites houldnt rise above .5 IMO
and experience all the critters will be fine.. I placed 100lbs of the same in my tank and it cycled in less that 1 week.. The packing job that they do is supreme and everything creatures and all should all be alive when they get to you.. your LR
is out of the water for no more than 16hrs but is also packed in wet absorbant paper towels to keet the LR
wet.. Place it in and monitor it for a week.. I would IME
say that as long as your levels drop within the week like they should you would be able to add a fish or 2 within 2 weeks of adding the LR
to your tank.. My tank was setup for 1 week prior to me adding 2 clowns.. About a week after that I added a Bubble coral.. So far NOTHING in my tank has died except a elegance coral... My levels all have never even been detected since about 2 days after placing the LR
in my tank.. My nitrates stayed at 5ppm for about 2 months and they have been at 0 since as well.. My tank has a variety of SPS
, Softies, shrooms
and an Anemone all thriving.. All this was just my experience though.. BTW
you will LOVE the LR
it was awesome and well worth the cash..