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    CURING LIVE ROCK -How you do it

    I am getting many conflicting reports on the best way to cure live rock. Just wondering how you all do it. I will be doing it on a new 77 gal tank with 30g sump next month.

    light? no light?

    Should I aquascape it immediatlely and then just watch the tank cycle or move + scrub it daily for a week?

    Do most people treat it? I've recently read about flat worm away (where do I get this)?

    Run the skimmer or not?

    Thanks.

    Ray

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    Did you buy CURED live rock? If so as far as Im concerned aquascape it and watch for amm, nitrITEs and nitrATEs. Once the nitrATEs spike do a WC and slowly add livestock. I'd keep the lights on, thats just me though and run the skimmer 24/7. And unless its muddy rock I would not scrub it at all. Not sure about flat worm exit, I dont have flat worms.

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    I haven't bought it yet but am planning on uncured rock.
    77 Gal Mixed reef -33 gal sump -20 gal fuge
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    Is there a big diffence in price for uncured verses cured in NB? If not I'd buy cured instead of waiting months and months before adding livestock with uncured.

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    ii dont think theres any uncured live rock in nb....get some reef bones...there really nice....
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    What are reef bones? and where do you get them. I was thinking about uncured from JL or Ivan...
    77 Gal Mixed reef -33 gal sump -20 gal fuge
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    You can get reef bones at mops.ca

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    Be warned that reef bones are cheap and won't have any die off, but, will not be live rock for months to a year.

    Since this is the primary filter in your tank, you will want to have some live rock.
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    phew, I just woke up this morning and looked at the subject title of this thread but I saw; "CURLING" LIVE ROCK -How you do it. Too much Brier for me.

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    Reefbones won't have any die off but they haven't been cleaned according to the web site. They say you need to expect a cycle or there's some process invovling bleach you can use to clean them.

    Does adding something like cycle help turn base rock into live rock in a shorter time period?

    Cheers!
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