I cut my live rock in half and you wouldn't believe what I found

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by CODEE111, Apr 16, 2011.

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  1. CODEE111

    CODEE111 Peppermint Shrimp

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    It didn't do anything bad to my tank. I have cut more since and have them in my big and small tank....I only have a few pieces left that I am waiting to add to the main tank. I had heard that adding too much rock at once would upset the tank. I'm not sure if that is true or not so I add a piece or two every week until I am finished. I only have 2 bigger pieces left and I will be done adding until I get more.

    I did notice that the piece I forgot to rinse left the water really cloudy and I was gonna do a water change until I realized that tiny pieces of rocks are sand right. It took several hours to get the water clear again.....but everyone survived it and I have added more cut rock since with no bad effects on the inhabitants.
     
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  3. pmoradi2002

    pmoradi2002 Spaghetti Worm

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    Is there video of this :devilish:

    Why would it be a bad thing?
     
  4. CODEE111

    CODEE111 Peppermint Shrimp

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    There should have been a video of it. The crab got lucky I didn't stomp on him cause I really thought he was a spider then it dawned on me, he came out of water....DUH!:juggle2:
     
  5. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    you may release some stuff into the water that wasn't an issue before also bacteria blooms, maybe higher nitrates, low oxygen bacteria live deep in the pores of lr they r release into high oxygen and die disrutbing the biofilter process adding more waste to ur system i dont kno
     
  6. CODEE111

    CODEE111 Peppermint Shrimp

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    I wasn't sure if it would work either and I told my coral/fish/rock guy that I cut my rocks up and he didn't know I could do it either. Has anyone else cut up large rocks for their tanks? I was really surprised how much of the rock turned into rubble when he finished.....but still looks cool and I'll post pics when I get home.
     
  7. Jgut3

    Jgut3 Fire Worm

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    I acually just cut my lr into better shapes and now i am having a algae bloom :( Have not had a chance to test it but i bet i released nitrates into the water.
     
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  9. pmoradi2002

    pmoradi2002 Spaghetti Worm

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    You're supposed to rinse it in fresh salt water before you put it in ::)
     
  10. Jgut3

    Jgut3 Fire Worm

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    Well i know now. Haha learn something new everyday.
     
  11. CODEE111

    CODEE111 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Here's a few pictures of my rocks I cut up. The long one with the shelf on the far left is one of them. I stuck my Frogspawn into the holes of the rock.
     
  12. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    invisible pics?:p