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Hey I have just recevied 70 lbs of pre cured live rock that was lost in shipping for 4 days. When I receviced the boxs there were small bugs crawling out of the boxes. I was wondering what would be the best procedure to cure the live rock. I have never cured rock be for any info would be greatly appreacitied.
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Rodney
 

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is this all the rock for the tank? if so you can cure it in the tank if you are adding it to an existing set up you will need to cure it in a garbage can or something before you can add it to the tank
 

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I have 3 other pieces of rock that is all ready in the tank and I have some that is in a 30 gallon that I am transfering over to the new tank as well.
There is some snails and some hermit crabs in the tank also
 

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If it was lost in shipping for 4 day I would cure it in the garage in a garbage can its gonna stink.
 

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Thats true Vince,my wife would kill me if I brought that stinky stuff in her house though:thumbup: Might need some big boxfan on it to keep it cool.
 

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The rock is currently in a garbage can in the garage with a power head in there. I did not put a heater in there because it gets a little hot in there , but I can open some doors and windows and get some air flow through there. How long should I keep the rock in there and should I move any of the rock around or do anything to it?
 

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Bring it into your spare bedroom at room temp and let it sit three months.

Mix up salt water in a separate tub and do a pretty good water change every week or two. You will want to scrape off any black die off and turkey baste before the water changes.

Sit on your hands and come BS with us here on TRT whilst you wait.
 

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Open the windows no heater needed in Ala,leave it in there until you have zero readings on ammonia and Nitrite test kits,Add a fan for better air flow,you can do
water changes on it if you want some people do,I dont.
 

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I have done it both lid on lid off if you can make sure nothing gets in it then leave it off much better air flow.
 

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No problem,make sure to scrub off any black gunk you see use a plastic bristle brush and try not to let the smell knock you out:thumbup:
 
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