Live rock

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    EK het so ruk trug live rock gekoop,maar het dit nie gebryk nie
    Nou stink dit kan ek dit so in my tank sit of moet ek dit behandel met iets
     
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    Is your tank still cycling or do you have livestock in it?
    If it does stink badly, rather cycle it in a separate container (with heater and circulation) before putting it in your tank. Adding a good bacterial supplement will speed up the curing.
     
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    Nee my tank is al so jaer aan die gang
    Ek het die gekoop want ek wil n grooter tank begin en het dit in sout water gesit in n emer en toe ek dit wil in sit kom ek agter dit stink
     
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    I'm also Afrikaans. But please take into account that we do have a lot of English speaking only members on this forum, including international members. If you really want everybody to help you, please stick to this other language.

    Anyway, you need to cycle that rock. Separate from your system. At the same salinity and temperature than your display tank. With extra powerhead added for flow. You can use the old water from your water change. Just remember to mark the full mark with a line. So that you can do your RO top up. Thus process could take 6 weeks, and if your rock do stink, I strongly believe that you must go the full period, maybe even longer. Add one smaller piece of rock from your current system to help with the cycle.
     
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