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  1. Rowan619

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    Hi Everyone

    My tank cracked a while back. Got it repair
    want to fill it this week with NSW my lr rock was standing for
    3 months now they are dry now can i still use them
    also aragonite please advise
     
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  3. Zandy

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    If you had live rock that has gone dry you have to follow a process first. They will have bacteria that died off inside them which could release amonia into your system. I would look at getting new live rock instead.
     
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    Do you know the process coz LR is very very expensive
     
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    can use the old LR. only thing that will happen is the tank will have to cycle again. even when buying new LR the system will still cycle. and by adding NSW the bacteria is also already in the water that will help the process a little. also dose stabilty or microbactor or special blend.
     
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    Add the LR and let your system run.Do weekly water changes,add special blend and stability,and make sure your skimmer is working.Dont add live stock.Also add a few new live LR to seed the old
     
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    The fish , sorry bud i have to disagree with you there. The die off from the rock that has been exposed to air will take a while to turn into ammonia and desolve, this in fact will then happen inside the tank, where it rather makes sense to have it happen outside of the tank. I know cause i did the same thing thinking that it would be ok, had to drain my whole tank and start all over again.

    Yes the tank will cycle either way , but the chances of getting your water stable with good cured rock is better and less time consuming in the end.
    I hear what you mean , but to me that just makes the whole tank cycle process even more painfull.
     
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    But less expensive
     
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    You can get a big tank place it in the garage allow it to cure there and the place it into your main display
     
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    i see what you say. thats why adding things like stability and Seachem Prime(for amonia break down and also nitrite and nitrate breakdown) can be used. will work out cheaper than spending 2 to 3 grand on new LR. what also can be done is to rinse of the LR in RO water and give it a good scrubbing. trying to save money and not spend lots. like ccwilke said. can get maybe 1 or 2 pieces of cured LR to add to help the seeding process. and that is also why we add things like stability or special blend.
     
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    @ccwilke , yup probably true. But @Rowan619 also want to re-use his aragonite, and seeing that he had it lying around (maybe exposed to unknown chemicals ect) would you feel comfortable taking the shortcut and then have to end up throwing away liters of SW ( much more expensive ) or rather do it in a bucket using just a couple of liters...??? Just saying...
     
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    Just boil arroganite rinse it with RO and then its fine
     
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    Thank You
     
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    hes using natural see water.. directly from ocean... he's saving there a bit:)
     
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    Well there will always be an amount of amonia ect and that is why we use prime and special blend ect...but the special blend is bacteria and that you can get growing inside the tank on already cured rock.....and the seeding part of dead rock takes time too...and that will happen only in a couple of months time. So lets see the pro's and con's... You will probably have to use more Prime and stability and special blend if you just drop the "old rock" into the tank than when you try and clean them up a bit.....???
     
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    @RiaanP ...there is no "Agree" button on your post...lol
     
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