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« on: July 03, 2014, 06:21:44 AM »

Hey all, quick question for the forum.

I have a tank that is already cycled with san and live rock, but I want to include some more rock because I think that it is going to help the aesthetics of the tank. I have heard that before you can use dry rock, you should cure it.

Is there any way that I could avoid that process? I do not have the space for it right now. Alternatively, could I just take the dead stuff off the rock eventually and just do it that way? Any suggestions would be really appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 10:55:13 AM »

If you are adding any rocks that you find, you should either bake or boil them or leave them out in the sun before adding them to your tank.  You want to be sure that you are not putting any items in which would be a danger for your fish.

When in doubt, do a water change.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 04:05:40 PM »

Because the context of the original post involve live rock and mention of curing rock, this has been moved to the Alternative Setup boards. This would be more appropriate section for marine setups.

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 09:27:28 PM »

If you have dry rock intending to go in a saltwater tank there is usually no specific things to do other than make sure like anything we put in our tanks that it is clean of dirt and debris.
 I put dry rock in my salt tank just the way it was ..
You place it under a piece of live rock and the rock will cure ( develop a live bacterial colony) all on its own . you place it under live rock so that any bacterial sloughing from the live rock will fall onto the dry rock.

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