Quick question about live rock...

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by tywtly, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. tywtly

    tywtly GPO Registered

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    Ok, so I'm finally setting up a tank, gonna keep bimacs. Anyone who remembers me from so long ago knows that this is a big deal. So, as some of you may already know, I've been working on gettin moved for a while. Well, I'm finally moved, and ready to set up my tanks again. I've got a 55 gallon tank with everything I need except a protein skimmer and substrate, both of which I'll have pretty soon. So, on to the question. While moving, I had no way to keep the water from my old tank, so I was forced to drain it. I'm starting again, and I've got 50 lbs of live rock that hasn't been in any water for about 3 months. Is it still ok to use, or do I have to buy more?.....Oh my gosh I hope I don't have to buy more. That stuff's expensive!
     
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    Opcn GPO Supporter

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    The rock will not hurt your tank after it recures, however you will need to reseed your live rock, GARF grunge plus may be a good way to get the life you are after, that and live rubble.
     
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    Agreed as soon as you reseed the live rock you have the old rock will become active again. I have had the same thing happen to me and everything work out great, just make sure you cycle the tank.
     
  4. tywtly

    tywtly GPO Registered

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    Ok, thanks everybody.
     

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