Live Rock thats been out

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by Reefbuilder, Dec 24, 2013.

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Ha at this point my entire build is delayed! I thought I had everything in place until I started reading! LOL.

    Anyway I want to do it right - but also want to cut some cost - not corners as I go - I will look at what he has - says its real nice and big pieces and go from there.
     
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  3. tattoolew

    tattoolew Sea Dragon

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    If the pieces are nice, and you have the means of cleaning as stated before, get them. I personally took several pieces that had really nice formation etc. and power washed them and bleached them as suggested above.
     
  4. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Well I find out in the am if it is a deal or no deal.... we shall see!
     
  5. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I hit lotto with the rock. It was BEAUTILFUL shapes and sizes. I was also able to pick up a TON of stuff I needed and some I didn't...lol

    I am going to wash it today then soak it a 55 gallon barrel with a pump, RO water, heater and start to cycle it. I am in no rush.
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Just an update it cleaned up very nice. I am on my 2nd water change - the water is running clear. Each water change have stacked it differently and moved it around. I have it in a 45 gallon brute - loosely stacked so water can move through it - RO water with salt and a heater with two power heads. I think this will be fine. Its really good looking rock.


    I plan on doing the final set up next weekend in the tank and will do another water change tomorrow before I leave. Once I put it in the tank I will continue to cycle so more.

    I did however buy 50 pounds of base because this stuff was so nice I don't want to use as bottom pieces.
     
  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I would suggest that when you start cycling in the tank, to add in some bacterial supplement. I like microbacter 7. Since you're starting with basically all base rock, I think it would benefit your tank to add in some bacterial diversity. Just my .02.

    Sorry I didn't see this thread until today or would have congratulated you on finding out the rock was great!
     
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  9. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Thanks - yeah I plan on it. Tank is not plumbed yet - I need to drill through the floor and was traveling this week so wanted to wait till I got back - Plus I wanted to be able to d a few "complete" water changes on the rock to start.

    Once it goes in the tank - I do want to pick up some branch live rock from my LFS to add in as well. I really low that looks.

    Getting closer!!!
     
  10. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    I have fallen victim to the "it's way to good of a deal to pass up". My tank had a horrendous cycle after using someone else's LR. Be careful & good luck