uncured live rock

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  1. Eugenemone

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    Hey guys
    Will uncured live rock be hazardous to my livestock? my tank is still cycling but I want to be sure before adding livestock and making these amazing creatures suffer because of my lack of information:)
     
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    Ok, I am confused, what creatures are you talking about, do you have LS in your tank, or are you referring to your current live rock? You shouldn't have any live stock while you are cycling.
     
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    The point of cycling is to mature the uncared liverock. As long as you let the cycle run its course before adding any livestock, then there is nothing wrong with adding incurred liverock.
     
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    The key is to check your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels. When ammonia and nitrite are 0ppm and nitrates start dropping then your tank has finished cycling. I'd recommend waiting until your nitrates are at least below 10ppm before adding any livestock.

    I think starting a tank with uncured live rock is a good thing, although of course your cycle will be longer
     
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    thanks guys, I am being patient,I will hold off adding livestok until the cycle has run its course and values are right. Im also not sure what salt I should be using, I bought 'red sea pro' salt to start, any suggestions ?
     
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    You could also add a good bacterial supplement to help the cycle along.
    Nothing wrong with red Sea coral pro. Find a brand that suits your tanks inhabitants and your wallet.
     
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    thanks mate, I was reading on the SERA website and learnt about their bio reef clear, I have added some of that as per instructions.:)Ive noticed that there is not a lot of talk about sera products on this forum, is it a good brand or should i rather steer clear?
     
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    Never used Sera products so cant comment. They are a well known brand so doubt theres anything wrong with their products.
     
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