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? about curing LR that has been sitting for a while

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Troy, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Troy

    Troy Experienced Reefkeeper

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    I am trying to help a friend who was affected by the flood.  His tank never got any flood water in it, however his rock has been sitting since then with no water.  I am wanting to cure it for him but not sure what to do?  I can set it in my tank one piece at a time and watch my perameters.   I also thought about boiling  the rock first to make sure any bad bacteria is gone then add it to my tank piece by piece.  I am not sure what would be the best way to cure live rock that is dead.   Any suggestions or opinions?                               thank you for your help            Troy
  2. JB Veteran Reefkeeper

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    Just stick it in a bit rubbermaid tub with a powerhead and a heater and do a water change every few days. Depending on the amount of dead stuff on the rock, it might take a while to cure. Most of the rock in my tank was in a similar condition when I got it. It took about 6 weeks to cure.

  3. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
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    After his is all cured then drop a few pieces of yours in with it. The bacteria from your LR will seed his dead rock.

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