curing

  1. Tangina20

    Hydrogen peroxide for green hair algae?

    I recently bought 10 pounds of live rock with green hair algae (I got it for an extremely good deal at $.50 a pound). The rock was out of water for a day But was still moist when I bought it. The rock has been sitting in a bucket with water and a powerhead until I can figure out what to do with...
  2. Joe Batt

    Treating and reusing old rock, and phosphates...

    Just restarting an old tank and wanting to make sure the rock is 100% pest and phosphate and problem free. I bought around 40Kg of rock from a guy that had removed it from his tank around a year ago and it has just been sat around dry since then. However, I don't know or trust the history (I'm...
  3. Mike N

    Curing dry rock in RO/RODI vs SW

    I have a lot of dry rock to cure. I would prefer to cure in RODI water to save some cash on salt. Any advantages to curing in saltwater vs RODI?
  4. Syoung

    Reef Saver - Curing

    I've recently purchased 25lbs BRS Reef Saver dry rock to start an IM 25 Lagoon, and have conflicting information on whether I should cure the rock or not. It is advertised as the 'cleanest rock from BRS', and free of nuisance algae/pests. The BRS FAQ for Reef Saver has conflicting information...
  5. Jim Scannell

    (not just) curing dry live Fiji rock

    I've read everything I could find on curing dry live rock and basically they just state how to get it safe to put in the display tank. My goal is to make the rock a biological powerhouse, not just safe. I got my 100g reef tank last November. It was set up for 2 years before I bought it from a...
  6. AshwinRavi

    Dry rock curing/cycling

    I recently purchased 40 pounds of dry rock from Amazon for a reef tank I am setting up (https://www.amazon.com/Worldwide-Imports-AWW0855-Atlantic-40-Pound/dp/B0002DI7F0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502734990&sr=8-1&keywords=atlantic+coral+rock+worldwide+imports). I rinsed the rocks in RODI water...
  7. Holy_makerel

    LaCl cycling of rock. WC questions.

    I've been soaking some rock in freshwater for 3 weeks or so and finally got some LaCl to help get phosphate out. Rock is soaking with a powerhead for circulation. I added the first dose of the LaCl. As expected the water clouded up and within about 24 hours it cleared up. My question is should...
  8. ReeferRoo

    Curing BRS Dry Pukani in a New DT

    So I have decided to cure my BRS Dry Pukani in my new DT. I will also have some Tonga Shelf and Branch in the tank. I started this thread to both ask for advice/feedback as well as post my success or failure. Personal Reasoning for curing in tank vs a conventional method - Tank build got...
  9. tutmatt3

    Beginning my First SaltWater tank this Week!

    Hey Guys, Very nice to meet you, and thanks in advance for the tips! I did a lot of reading & a lot of watching & a lot of question asking - and turns out there's a ton of contradicting information. I figure I would just lay out my specifics & seek guidance from the awesome community here! So...
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