• For a Limited Time the R2R Partner Membership is NOW OPEN! Get some cool swag and chances to win part of over $20,000 in prizes! Click here for more details

Dry rock Question

http://www.marcorocks.com/

Poseidon's snail

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2020
Messages
218
Reaction score
128
Hi,
I would like to add more rock to our tank for our aquascape to be slightly higher for sps.Can I add a couple of pieces of dry marco boulder rock to our tank that is fully live rock setup?Will this cause ammo spikes?
thanks
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Spare time

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 12, 2019
Messages
2,507
Reaction score
1,479
If the rock had not been used before then it should be fine. Just make sure to rinse it off.
 

neiltus

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
218
Reaction score
168
Location
Dallas
I frag on dry marco rock with just an ro rinse before. Just added 5lbs that had been soaking in ro for a few days to get the dust off.

If it's not used, it will not spike anything.

I usually get a light coat of green on it until the coralline takes over.
 
OP
Poseidon's snail

Poseidon's snail

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2020
Messages
218
Reaction score
128
I am kinda cautious about adding the rock -is it worth just cycling it in a bucket out of the tank?
I am just sorta scared that the cyano I am currently battling will use it as an excellent foothold?
Thanks
 

Spare time

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 12, 2019
Messages
2,507
Reaction score
1,479
I am kinda cautious about adding the rock -is it worth just cycling it in a bucket out of the tank?
I am just sorta scared that the cyano I am currently battling will use it as an excellent foothold?
Thanks

If it is previously used then yes you need to cure it before the rocks goes in the tank. If it has not been used then it shouldn't be a problem. If you are having cyano problems, consider lowering your phosphate (if you have ultra low nitrate then this would be aiding cyano), removing as much as possible manually, then dosing chemi clean.
 
http://www.marcorocks.com/

How often do you have some type of algae issue?

  • Constantly Something

    Votes: 222 42.0%
  • Every Month

    Votes: 30 5.7%
  • Every Few Months

    Votes: 62 11.7%
  • A Few Times A Year

    Votes: 74 14.0%
  • Once A Year Or So

    Votes: 57 10.8%
  • Every Few years

    Votes: 28 5.3%
  • Never.....(are you lying?)

    Votes: 36 6.8%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 19 3.6%

Online statistics

Members online
589
Guests online
2,532
Total visitors
3,121
Top