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I’ll cut to the chase

I have about 100 pounds of very mature rock that has been curing in my garage for nearly 2 years. Flourishing. Zero pests. Tons of life. Goal is to use it on a new tank to be acro dominant. Tank slated for setup in 2 months.

I accidentally spilled about 5-10 small granules or Muriate of Potash into the tank just now while cleaning up the garage. They are unrecoverable. Did I just nuke the tank. It is primarily a potassium supplement, but I know nothing of its other contents. Ingredients just say

“Soluble potash K2O, derived from muriate of potash”

They’re little red granules about the size of peppercorns. I don’t intend to use any of this water. But should I be concerned? Water volume is 40 Gallons. Thanks!
 
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As an afterthought, have you been feeding the bacterial populations these past few years?
 
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As an afterthought, have you been feeding the bacterial populations these past few years?

Yes I dosed a ton of Prodibio and mb7 early on, as well as seeding with mature siporax and pond matrix from my display, I used about 100 pounds of dry but dirty rock. I’ve been feeding it roughly 1/4 what I feed my current display every week in pellet food, and I have an algae turf scrubber churning out 2-3 compressed cups of turf every 2-3 weeks. PO4 tests between undetectable and 0.03 typically. I’ve never changed the water. There are more sponges and feather dusters growing in here than in my present display. It’s been well cared for. I was mortified I may have just destroyed it

We are having a house built and setting up a new tank. Did such a lengthy rock cure to hopefully shorten the annoying 1-2 year wait before sps will thrive
 

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Yes I dosed a ton of Prodibio and mb7 early on, as well as seeding with mature siporax and pond matrix from my display, I used about 100 pounds of dry but dirty rock. I’ve been feeding it roughly 1/4 what I feed my current display every week in pellet food, and I have an algae turf scrubber churning out 2-3 compressed cups of turf every 2-3 weeks. PO4 tests between undetectable and 0.03 typically. I’ve never changed the water. There are more sponges and feather dusters growing in here than in my present display. It’s been well cared for. I was mortified I may have just destroyed it

We are having a house built and setting up a new tank. Did such a lengthy rock cure to hopefully shorten the annoying 1-2 year wait before sps will thrive
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