Originally Posted by zhuber
I don't have the luxury of the extra tank. My lfs
is fifteen minutes away would that effect things or cause a lot of die off ?
I never use an extra tank to cure fresh rock, just a normal bucket. Honestly, I also never bring rock home from the shop wet. I just have em bag it and put some wet newspaper or paper towels over it. Then place the risk in a styrofoam box (most shops have a few for free if you ask). Water transport is the best option but it's just to messy for rock, at least for me.
The only real die off I worry about are sponges. You can see and smell them pretty easily. They're usually black and dead from overseas shipping. Just use a firm toothbrush to get them off of the rock and that will greatly help things. As far as die off goes they're by far the worst offenders. I actually cycle every reef with live rock. It's just one of many options.