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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I want to add some rock to my already established tank and was thinking about buying some reef saver rock from BRS. My plan was to get the rock, let is soak in freshwater overnight and then slowly add the pieces into my tank. My tank is 150 gallons so I am assuming that the damages, if any...
  2. Large Systems
    Hi, so yesterday I added 10#s of live sand to the base sand and a few small pieces of live rock to my 220g which had nothing but sand and dry rock and salt water in it. Im wondering how often I need to feed the tank and how much (no fish in it yet)? (Im going to buy 100#s of dry rock and create...
  3. 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...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have 2 large rocks that smelled so bad i knew they would kickstart my aquariums cycle after the move, they had a large section of a coral that seemed to have died during the move making it even worse, i did the most reasonable thing and threw them in a bucket of water i was about to dump out...
  5. 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...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys So i plan on getting some rock to start the 6ft off and from what i've read on curing it, i need to put it in a tub with a heater, skimmer and aeration and leave it for approx 3-4 weeks? What method has worked for you guys best, temp should sit where? I've read salinity should be...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! I recently bought some live rock that has been sitting out of the water (in a box) for the past 2 months. I recently took it out of the box and gave it a quick spray down with untreated tap water. It's since been sitting in my garage exposed for 5 days and part of the rock started to turn...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, Since I am new to the hobby and am in the middle of setting up my 29G, I have been visiting all of my lfs within a certain radius of my home to talk and get to know what they know and have. I visited one the other day that sells live rock for a significant discount compared to other...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I decided today to get back into the hobby after a break and wanted to get some advice. I have quite a bit of rock from my last go around and would preferably like to use it. Its sitting in my tank, which has a little water in it and is fallow. If I clean off the rock, put it in a container...
  10. Reef Fish
    I've been home-curing some mail order rock for a few weeks. I plan on letting it go longer, but have a few questions as to the limitations and outcome: It seems I've had die off of everything but bacteria. There is coraline on the rock, but I have no idea how to tell if it's alive. I've...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I recently got a 5 gallon buckets worth of live rock from my mother. She got it a few years ago from a friend who was shutting down their sw tank. It has been sitting outside in high temps as well as snow. I am wondering what would be the best route for curing this. Normally I cure live...
  12. 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...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I just had some questions about getting my tank started. To save some money I wanted to buy 45lbs of uncured live rock and I would like to cure it myself. The only living things in my tank while I am curing the rock will be live sand and live rock. -How much cured rock should I buy to...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, i have a 28 gallon setup with about 12-15 lbs of live rock. I know LR is great for biological filtration and the removal of nitrates, but is there a flaw to having too little LR. I'm obviously below the 1:1 ratio, so should I run to the LFS and pick up some more. Thanks.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so I just got 200 pounds of live rock for 60 bucks oooohhh yeaaaaahhhh lol anyway guy I got it from took it out of his tank on Wednesday so its been out of water four days. It is in a rubbermaid container right now with saltwater heater and powerhead recuring. My question is how long...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a couple of questions I know some of you could answer. I know the process of curing or cooking live rock. What about when you order coral that comes on rock? Is there any way to cure that rock? It seems that if you put one rock uncured in the tank then why cure any of it to start with...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I did a little looking around and it seems pretty common practice to cure your new live rock in a container for a few weeks before adding it to your display tank. Makes total sense. How ever if your tank is brand new and there's nothing in it, can't you just cure it while it's in the new tank...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    G'day all, I have just set up my first live rock curing station. I cut the top off of one of those square 275 gal totes that I took home from work. Was using it to haul water from the inlet but 275 gal was a little more than the Tundra wanted to haul so I now use a 100 gal for that. I cut the...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Alright so I recently got back into the reefing hobby...My tank has been running about 3 weeks now... 28 gallon bow front 45 pounds live rock 20 pounds black live sand 2 Koralia 425's Coralife power compact- 1x65 10000k 1x65w atinics Jager Heaters EBO Jager Heaters: : 100 Watt bulk reef...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking about adding more live rocks to my 30 gal tank. Right now I have a few pieces in there, but its all stuff I've cured at home following instructions online (i.e. keep in covered bucket with something to circulate water, keep changing every couple of days, monitor die offs and...
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