Dead rock advice

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  1. JDV

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    Hi All

    I need advice please. I need -+ 30kg of live rock or more for my tank. I was thinking of buying 10kg of live rock and 20kg of dead rock and seed it with the live rock.
    I would like to know will this work? How long does it usually take before it becomes “live” and where in CPT can I buy dead rock. I don’t mind if my cycling takes a bit longer than usual
    As I have some home renovation project going on so it will give my budget some time to recover before I start buying my precious livestock. :confused1:
     
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    It will work fine. Adding a good bacterial product will speed up the cycling process and help the dead rock become live.
     
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    Ok cool, what Bacterial product do you suggest I use, and do you perhaps know where I can get some dead rock?
     
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    I use Seachem Stability and MicrobeLift Special Blend.
    Some shops will sell dead live rock otherwise scout out the forsale section.
     
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    ok thanks for the help.
     
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    Ask the sponsors. I inquiered awhile ago and they have Carib-sea base rock. I think it was in the region of R900 for 18.5kg box.
     
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    Thanks for the info I got some from Irie Ivan.
     
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