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    I need info on reef tanks!!

    My Wife is setting up a reef tank and I have no idea what shes talking about half the time and I am in dire need of asistance on what needs to be done. my main question is how long are you supposed to wait to add the dead rock in with your live rock?
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    You don't have to wait any time. It's the live rock that needs to "cure" and adding dead rock at any time will not hurt.


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    yeah the sooner you add the dead rock the sooner it becomes live rock.

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    Re: I need info on reef tanks!!

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    yeah the sooner you add the dead rock the sooner it becomes live rock.
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    The longer you wait to add the dead rock the longer it might be before you can add anything else as a lot of dead rock will leach phosphates and other bad things into the aquarium. Join reefcentral. Hope I can say that lol..

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    Just make sure you let that rock establish and the tank cycle before adding any critters. Then slowly start adding hermits, snails and such to keep everything in order then corals and fish, but remember slowly once the tank is established because you could always throw it into another cycle by overloading it with fish and such.

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    Couple pics of my 180.



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    Yeah definately go slow with new additions especially fish. it takes time for the bacteria to build that break down the new amount of waste a new fish puts out. too many fish at once and u get an ammonia spike and then corals can die and it can all go down hill super quick.

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    Re: I need info on reef tanks!!

    thanks everyone. I just am worried that I'm pushing her to fast... and I was so thank you I guess Im just not Mr. patient. I will just stick to looking at it lol and those pictures are amazing.
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