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Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:18 am

I started curing my rock today with the fishless cycling....so far so good. Ammonia is at 4 ppm to start the process....I will be checking it in about a week to see where I stand. I have the heater set at 78 and a small powerhead running. No lights so algae doesn't grow. When the time comes does anyone have any Coraline algae scrapings I can get to seed the rock? Please let me know if you do and if I can get some....it would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:29 pm

So the water has gotten a little cloudy now...so the bacterial bloom is in swing! I'm liking it!

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Re: Curing rock

Postby Korrine » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:53 am

I could give you some scrapings, depending on timing.
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Re: Curing rock

Postby Railcar79 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:24 pm

I would love to get rid of my corraline

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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:17 pm

I want my tank filled with it. The more scrapings I can get the better

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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:36 pm

OK guys, my rock is fully cured. Takes ammonia and nitrite out in a night. Looking for those Coraline algae scrapings!

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Re: Curing rock

Postby acexotix » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:14 pm

I could've given you some when you came by. Sorry didn't think about it


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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:33 pm

Next time when we do something I will have to grab some!

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Re: Curing rock

Postby shifty51008 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Once you get even just a little scrapeing of coraline as long as you keep your alk, cal, and mag in check along with lighting your rocks will be covered in no time.
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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:53 pm

Do I need lighting?

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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:53 pm

And any certain kind of lighting

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Re: Curing rock

Postby mikembe » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:27 pm

domination2580 wrote:And any certain kind of lighting

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If you are just curing it then don't use lighting.

If it's done curing and you are trying to get coralline to grow you want to go with blue/actinic lighting which is best for coralline
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Re: Curing rock

Postby domination2580 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:44 am

mikembe wrote:
domination2580 wrote:And any certain kind of lighting

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If you are just curing it then don't use lighting.

If it's done curing and you are trying to get coralline to grow you want to go with blue/actinic lighting which is best for coralline

So no white is necessary

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Re: Curing rock

Postby mikembe » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:17 pm

Depends on what you're trying to do and what kind of light you have. If it's just to get coralline to grow you can just go with blue only. But if the rock is ready and you are set to start adding livestock then just use the same lighting you were originally planning on using
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