Should I cure a small amount of rock

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    I have 2 small pieces of live rock which was removed from someone's tank at around the beginning of the year due to aiptasia. I have given it a rinse in some ro water and removed some of the detritus which wasn't that much. Should I cure such a small amount in a bucket for a couple of weeks or will. B safe if I just gave it another rinse and then added it since it is such a small amount?

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    Depends on your system size. If you got a lot of rock and a stable system, then this rock would not cause a cycle or issues. A small bump that most likely will go unnoticed.

    Issue might be locked up inside the rock. Phosphates leaching out. Clean up crew would sort that out.
     
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    System is around 450 liters in total with around 40/50 kg of live rock. The rock I plan to add are prob around 1-2kg in total
     
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    not a problem.
    I would just have them in a bucket of saltwater for a couple of days, rinsing them everyday. To get rid of dust and rubbish that can wash out.
     
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    Cool thanks will do that. I have been running a small pump in a bucket all morning, will set aside some saltwater tonight when I do weekly water change
     

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