How do yo know LR is cured and safe to use

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Hi

I have decided to add more LR to my tank and buildup a current open area I have.

I started my tank using three pieces of LR and used dead LR (funny name) to auquascape the rest. I have a stash of coral skeletons that I use for this.

I have however been amazed at the diversity I gained by the little bits of (live) LR attached to the corrals that have added, so want to build this new bit with live LR.

How do I know that the LR i buy as cured from a dealer are really cured and will not trigger a cycle in my tank. Having a 90l nano, even a "small" cycle can be serious.

PS. No, I do not have a separate tank I can cure/leave them in.
 
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Test for Amonia to check the die off, You can also smell if its cured or not. If its not cured it will smell like rotten eggs...
 

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You will need a foodsafe container a powerhead and a heater to finish the curing at home, then it can cycle to it's heart's content without you worrying about your nano :)
 
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You will need a foodsafe container a powerhead and a heater to finish the curing at home, then it can cycle to it's heart's content without you worrying about your nano :)
Sneaky idea. My family now knows that quarantine tanks becomes second tanks so I have a moratorium on that.

But I can setup a small cycle tank in a 10l tank (coral is not safe in food containers), perhaps a RIO light, and a shrimp or two...

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Some shop owners may take exseption to me doing a amonia test on their tank :nono:
I don`t see why they should I always test the shops water befor I buy .Just test for Nitrite there should be no trace.
 

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Sneaky idea. My family now knows that quarantine tanks becomes second tanks so I have a moratorium on that.

But I can setup a small cycle tank in a 10l tank (coral is not safe in food containers), perhaps a RIO light, and a shrimp or two...

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Good thinking that man:lol:
 

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