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Old 02-06-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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I'm going to add LR. What do I need at the ready?

Ok, I've made the decision to add LR to my already up and running 29 gallon aquarium. I will order from liverocks.com. I've read the article on curing live rock on this site.

I think I should begin with 10 pounds, get that established, then consider adding more. Does that sound reasonable?
Which type of LR should I order from LR.com? One type seems to be described as colorful, another as full of life. Is this just a preference thing?
I will have salt water, power heads, etc. set up and ready as described in the curing article. What do I do to the LR before putting it in the water to begin curing?
What supplies should I have at the ready? Should I order joes juice and have it ready just in case? Any other supplies?


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Old 02-06-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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Watch out for mantis shrimp on the gulf rocks. Other than them I am very happy with the #30 gulf rock I ordered. I got a lot of snails, cup corals and other corals I cant rember the names of. I will probly be ordering #10 of keys to add color to my gulf rock. I would suggest #10 gulf and #10 keys to get the best of both worlds. I would also suggest getting most of it at once cuz shiping is expensive.

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Old 02-06-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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liverocks.com is great rock. Good choice in adding some. I would suggest that you add more then 10lbs in the begining. I would add 30-40lbs. You can save some money on the shipping charges if you order it all at once. You should not need to do much to it. They do not reccommend re-curing their LR once you get it. It is packaged very well and arrives with very little die-off. You can just put it in your tank and then monitor water parameters for a few days after that. Be ready to do some small water changes if you experience a little ammonia spike. I had no change in parameters when I add some to my tank. Good luck...Lando
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Agree with Lando, you should add more than 10 lbs, maybe go with 25lbs, this way it won't be much more $ and the shipping will be about the same. I am going to add some of my LR order from them to my display tank right away as lando said, i'll just watch the water parameters at first.

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