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Rigger
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PostPosted: 2003.09.04(Thu)18:55    Post subject: Live Rock (new tank) Reply with quote

I have a old 20 gal tank just sitting around so I set it up . It has a fluval 303 filter . I want to make it salt water for the sole purpose of starting some live rock on rock I plan on making with cement . I do not plan on putting fish in the tank .

my questions are: do you need to cycle your tank for the rock to grow ?
Do you need fish in there for the growth to spread ?
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Waffleman
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Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2003.09.04(Thu)19:56    Post subject: making rock Reply with quote

Be carful making rock, it needs to be cured in fresh water first until the pH remains stable. The Cement will raise pH well over 10! Shocked

Here is a good article that I actually followed for making some of my own rcoks. ( I have been curing them in fresh water for 3 months).

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/6279/RaiseCementRock.html

Very helpful stuff.

HTH
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PostPosted: 2003.09.04(Thu)20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the quick responce !
That web site is where I got the idea from .
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PostPosted: 2003.09.05(Fri)9:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very nice some of the best Homemade liverosk I've ever seen.

If you need some additional info you can try.

http://www.garf.org/

The Aragocrete they make has also had great results.
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PostPosted: 2003.09.05(Fri)17:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have that web site too Very Happy
But no one answered my questions .

Do I need to cycle my tank befor I put in live rock or does the rock cycle your tamk for you ?

When you have rock in your tank do you need fish in there too ?

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PostPosted: 2003.09.05(Fri)20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

live rock will help you cycle the tank. You do want it in the tank to cycle it.
I assume you know that home made reef rock is not live rock.

No you not need fish when you cycle with live rock.


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