Live Rock in cold water for the night

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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby sorgan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:33 pm

Nope just pop it in and leave it be, you want ammonia to be there so the bacteria that converts it will build and turn it into nitrite and so on.

Wait to WC untill you have no ammonia and nitrite readings. Run phosphate remover if you can though.
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Arny on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:55 pm

sorgan wrote:Nope just pop it in and leave it be, you want ammonia to be there so the bacteria that converts it will build and turn it into nitrite and so on.

Wait to WC untill you have no ammonia and nitrite readings. Run phosphate remover if you can though.

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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby sorgan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:01 pm

Yes as it will start pulling algae spores and protein out during the 'cycle'
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Arny on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:05 pm

sorgan wrote: Run phosphate remover if you can though.

Is there a kind of phosphate remover that I just pour into the tank? All I can find is phosphate remover that needs to be put into a filter
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Arny on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:10 pm

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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby sorgan on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:52 pm

Nope use the stuff you need to put in a filter bag and put it in high flow or in a media chamber/reactor
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:14 am

Do a search on curing live rock.
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Arny on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:25 pm

I forgot to ask this, I've had the sand ffrom my SW tank in a tub for about a month which has been sitting in my shed. It's in a plastic container with a lid ion it. Will this be ok to put back in my SW tank with the curing LR? It dosn't smell horrible at all.
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Re: Live Rock in cold water for the night

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:33 pm

Sure, cycle everything together.
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