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  1. General Reef Discussion
    so i finally purchased a full 75gallon drilled tank/sump, stand.. the whole shabang. this purchase came with 50lb of liverock from the carribean. i notice alot of these rocks have coral skeletons on them, various sps plating corals. i setup the 50lb of rock in a rubbermaid container, and added...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question about dry rock. I purchased some dry rock the other day from this fish store that is going out of business. I threw it in a spare tank with a heater and powerhead and have it in there. I plan on doing water changes every week or so until my readings are clear and then use it in my...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question about dry rock. I purchased some dry rock the other day from this fish store that is going out of business. I threw it in a spare tank with a heater and powerhead and have it in there. I plan on doing water changes every week or so until my readings are clear and then use it in my...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Im pretty sure i know the answer to this but i guess im hoping...... I have some live rock that has been sitting in salt water in a bin, covered, no light, no flow for about 2 years........The water has barely even evaporated. The rock looks pretty good but im afraid of what lies...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    lemme break down what ive done so far, and see where i screwed up. about a month ago i purchased 20 pounds of live rock covered in purple coraline from the tub in the back of my LFS. I also purchased 50 pounds of bare dry rock. i initially setup a 30 gallon tank with salt water sg 1.024 using...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Thought I had it all decided but after reading more about it, Im not so sure.... My rock, was bought dry and cycled in my 135g which was a failure. I dried it and bleached it, then used it all in the 135 as a cichlid tank.Then I sold the 135 but kept the rock. Bleached again and let dry in...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've got some diy rock going, but I used some 1month old base rock to do it. They are sortof cemented inbetween chucks of diy to get something tall enough for my 55. I'm trying to cook some phos out of the base rock while the cement cures. The ph is way high, >8.8 and the temp is high 80's. So...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So basically i want to cook my rock in my current tank before moving it into the 6ft (still have plenty of time since i'm still curing the last batch we just bought) but i don't want to remove essential a significant amount of my biological filtration. So before this 6ft was FW and we had...
  9. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I had a DSB at one point in time, now I am looking into starting over with a BB. My question is that all my rock is dead so do I have to cook it? Thanks for the help.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 30 gallon tank and I am going to start cycling an 110 gallon in about a month. If I want to take liverock from the 30gallon to start cycling the 110 tank can I replace the rock with freshly seeded live rock without starting a mini cycle? I plan to seed a few pieces of dry rock in a...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Ive been cooking the rocks for my 90 for about 6 months now. I checked the parameters last night: Am - 0 n02 - 0 no3 - .2 Is there anything else I should be checking? There is little if any crud left in the bottom when I change tubs. Once I decide they are done cooking, does it harm them or...
  12. The THINK Tank
    Good day all, I've got an 80 gal display with about 110 lbs of live rock. The rock was purchased from someone leaving the hobby. He purchased it from someone before that. I don't know how old the rock is. I've had the system for about two years now. From the start I've had off and on issues...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Going to set up a fish only, bare bottom tank with a mix of liverock and instant artificial reef (I like the looks). Had a problem with my last tank that the rock was old and leaching out phosphates I believe bc I couldn't get a handle on algae after literally trying everything and taking...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    hello trt...ive had my tank for about a yr now so still have a lot to learn, im in the process of cooking base rock now and its been a week and i just tested the water for ammonia and nitrite and both are 0ppm question is do i have to continue to cook? or can i place the new rock in? o i have...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all my RO isn't set up yet but I have some semi damp Rick I feel the need to get in some FSW to start curing it. Can I just use my drinking water filter? I would be doing top offs with the RO since it will be installed in a week or so.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    First of I have read How to "cook" your rock thread and it didnt answer my question. I got about 30lbs of rock from my uncle and he had ick and hair algae. The rock has been out of his tank (a couple months) and is very dry. Everything on it is dry and dead. I was hoping to use it to start my...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    does anyone know the cheapest and best rock to use to turn into live rock... i am thinking about making my own and selling it on craigslist after its nice and cultured... ive heard lace rock is good and you can find it cheap some times any other ideas that are cheap and pourous??? maybe...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, just a quick history on me and my tank. I have a 75 gallon DT with about a 30-40 gallon sump. I have had this tank for just over a year. It was set up for about 7 years before I got it. It was given to me and I had to go get it immediately. I knew NOTHING about aquariums and...
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