Urgent LR help please

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  1. gaboon

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    Hello mense

    Bought 40 odd kg's of liverock today. Thought I had prepared enough saltwater for it as the tank isn't ready.
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    The polystyrene box is half full with salt water so I reckon its gonna take an hour and a half to make another 30L. Should I just pour salt water over it every 10 minutes to limit the die-off or rotate the pieces around?

    Big thank you to likesfish for the nice pieces! I'll do my best to keep the wrasse alive!
     
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  3. Mike

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    It will be fine for a few hours, just try to keep it out of the heat/direct sun light, any die off that does occur won't affect the bacteria deep within the rock - which is the stuff you want, if you knew how thisc stuff is imported you woiuld wonder how there is any life left on it at all
     
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    Agreed it will be fine for a while
     
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    Cool, thanks, big relief
     
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    1 big piece I got was buried half way in the substrate and smells uncured, Can it cause any problems now that its not buried?
     
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    Nope it just needs cycling, just like all new live rock, test once a day until the ammonia and nitrite hit zero.
     
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    Nope, providing you don't have any livestock in the tank. It will give your cycle a kickstart. Obviously your tank should be kept curing/maturing without lights
     
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