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Old 12-14-2010, 12:17 AM   #1
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Tank exploded, help...

ok so my 40 gal tank didnt explode but there is a nice big chunk of glass missing and sw all over my basement, i was at work when it happened so i have no clue how it happened... anyway in rush to save what was left i had put the live rock in a bucket of RO water which has been sitting for days, finally i had time to take care of it and man it smells bad... im assuming i need to cure the LR now? what do i need to do?
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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sorry to hear that...i think its normal SW smell very bad...LOL
since u already put the LR in RO water, there will be organisms die off...curing it back is the best practices...IMO, scrub the surface and place it in bucket with SW...but if u restart back your tank, u might put it in there and start back the water cycle.....
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your tank. You will have to recure your LR again before you use it. By placing it in RO water, you essentially gave it a very long fresh water bath and most SW life cannot live through that. Your best bet would be to get a Brute trashcan, fill it up with fresh SW, throw in a heater, a powerhead and your live rock and let the curing begin.
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Thanks chuck, thats basically what i did today i got a 30gal tank and put everthing in it, now i just need to wait... is there anything else i need to do and how long do you think this will take...?
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if u already put all the stuff in 30gal tank, why dont u do from the beginning..?? start cycle back the tank.....
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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thats basically what i am i doing i guess, all my rock was cured when i bought it so i never delt with this before, i just started sw 3 months ago, tank was runnin great never even seen it cycle... just want to make sure i do this right..
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #7
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okay...from your story...u have LR put in RO water for days, then your LR might not be cured anymore....so u have to start from the beginning on how to do water cycle...im sure u knew about it coz u had started this tank 3 month ago....if u are not so sure how to cycle, there is article from this site talking about it....
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