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Old 06/12/2018, 06:49 PM   #1
burrito
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New tank mixing / curing rock question

I am about to start a new build of an 80g shallow reef 4x2x16Ē with a sump ranging from 30-60gals. (Havenít decided yet)

I have about 30lbs of love rock in my current 30g tank. Itís carbisea liferock.

I have about 60lbs of old/used live rock I got from another reefer

I planed on buying some Brs reef saver too if needed.

Question I have is how should I treat the used live rock. Itís sitting in my garage now. Should I bleach it (whatís the procedure for this) or just stick it in a brute with a heater and power head and salt water? Anything Iím over looking. Should I just do something with the rock when I start my tank cycle?


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Old 06/13/2018, 06:58 PM   #2
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Tank sizes, 2-10's a 55 and one that's about 500gal

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Old 06/13/2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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If you've kept the live rock in water then I would test the water for phosphates. If the phosphates are high (1ppm or above) I would make a series of 100% water changes until they drop below 0.03. If the rocks are dried out I would give them an acid bath to remove the outer layer of rock, then cycle the rock like it was new.


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