Curing live rock procedure.

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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby syndrome » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:54 pm

chewz wrote:
carlos_carancho wrote:question lang mga sir.. meron kasi akong live rocks na binili before pero tinanggal ko na sa tubig and nakatago na and dry na dry na. question ko is pwede ko ba siyang gamitin pag magseset up ako ng bagong tank? will it become "live" again during cycling? and may nabasa ako dito na thread na may mga LR na nagkakaruon ng build up ng phosphates, naisip kong i-sun dry them then use them again for a new tank. ok lang ba yun? matatanggal naman ung phosphates nun diba? sorry newbie question. :D


+1 newbie question din po..:)


IMO. tingin ko pwede mo pang gamitin un basta sure kang dun sa pinagtaguan mo ay hindi napapasok ng mga insekto. as in sealed na halos pati langgam hindi kayang pumasok. syempre may mga maliliit na holes ang LR diba kung binahayan na ng langgam un syempre napag imbakan na nila ng foods nila un dati. about naman sa magiging "live" ulit ung LR. magiging "live ulit un kasi tutubuan na sya ng kung ano ano at babahayan na rin sya ng pods etc. sa phosphate naman i have no idea. hehe! pero syempre lets wait for the gurus for their opinion. HTH.
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby chewz » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:55 pm

thanks sir syndrome sa reply.. ako kasi yun mga LR na di ko ginagamit binibilad ko sa araw then banlawan ko ng tubig chaka ko nilalagay sa aquarium, pag gagamitin ko na ulit...
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby syndrome » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:13 pm

chewz wrote:thanks sir syndrome sa reply.. ako kasi yun mga LR na di ko ginagamit binibilad ko sa araw then banlawan ko ng tubig chaka ko nilalagay sa aquarium, pag gagamitin ko na ulit...


make sure na before mo gamitin ung LR na galing sa taguan ay linisin mo ulit ng mabuti then bilad sa araw. wag mo siguro gamitin pang banlaw sa LR ung galing sa gripo kapag ilalagay mo na sa system mo. maybe use RO/DI or ung pinag palitan mo ng tubig galing sa system mo. ang arte noh. hahaha! HTH.
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby naturelover » Sat May 28, 2011 7:11 pm

Beware of the saltwater for sale at marine quest. I tested their water many times and discovered that it has 20 ppm of nitrates.
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby dskywalker » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:32 pm

naturelover wrote:Beware of the saltwater for sale at marine quest. I tested their water many times and discovered that it has 20 ppm of nitrates.



sir what about ang NSW ng marine brew? okay kaya talaga? also yung kayang LR nila pwede agad ilagay sa tank?
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby robertjamesgallardo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:09 pm

in my experience... i can't trust NSW... it carries pests, aside from being it a used water that carries more than the acceptable amount of nutrients. what i do is i buy salt mix, kahit mura lang... mix it with aged, and conditioned tap (thanks to sera aquatan). i test the water for any offs... sometimes i get low calcium. what i do is i just add calcium chloride, sodium bicarb, and sodium carb (10% of total amt of sodium bicarb), natural trace, red sea's calcium, strontium, iodine, molybdenum, and stress coat (API). so far.. everything's doing great in my DT.... obviously when using tap... you will be more concerned with the tds that raises the number of my brown algae... before it used to be like everywhere in my tank, until i discovered the power of ATS... minimum algae in DT (plus the turbo snails), more algae in ATS, 0 phospate, 10ppm nitrate. well that's how my tank goes... it might be good for my set up, but not for others... :)
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby god0fwar » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:15 pm

hi, i'm planning to get a new LR from a LFS here in thailand.

yung nakita ko sa shop is mukhang cured na, parang matagal ng nakalagay sa aquarium na may kasama ng mga isda. may mga coralline algae na at kung anu-anong hitch-hikers...

my question is if i will get that LR, kailangan ko paba ulet i-cure?

also, before i get the rock, i am planning to prepare the water/saltmix... for how long na kailangan nakaprepare (saltmix and water mixing in a tank/container with powerhead/wavemaker) muna before ko na pwedeng ilagay yung LR ko.... enough naba ang 24hours then pwede ko na ilagay yung LR?

salamat!
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby Judahs » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:55 am

Question>>
day 4 ng cycle ko. with LS & LR on a 75g tank.. Problem is day 2 plang ng LR ko is ang daming die off including crabs and lobsters etc. tinanggal ko na po sila isa isa.. Pero and bumabagabag (lalim no) sa aking isipan ay 1 of my LR looks good on top but I noticed some black powder on the sand and nung binaliktad ko ung Rocks maitim yung ilalim and mabaho amoy malansa.. Ano po kaya ito and anong dapat kong gawin dito... Thanks Brother.. :wink:
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby ctguy » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:15 pm

newbie po ako

may mga question po ako regarding sa LR. sa mga nabasa ko po dito. tama po ba ang pagkaintindi ko po. na yung LR dapat po e cure ng 6-8 weeks. basta po yung amonia ay mataas dapat po mag palit ng tubig po?

2nd pwede po bang linisin yung LR na naka lubog na po sa aquarium ng ilang weeks, kung sakaling mabaho po?

3rd sa paglinis po ba ng LR dapat po saltwater o saltwater mix. po?
4th after po ba e brush pwede na po ibalik ulit sa aquarium o dapat po e bilad pa po ulit?
5th pwede po ba pag nag cycle po ng LR in first week dapat po ba e on ang skimmer?
6th yung aged water po ba. ito po ba yung mix saltwater nakatago sa balde naka seal? gaano po pwede katagal ang pagtago po ng tubig na ito? paano po kung nabawasan due to evaporation. mag refill po ba ako ulit po?

thank you po sa mag expert advice po .
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby Rico_ReefWannabe » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:12 pm

newbie po, ask ko lang po I bought LR sa Carti then sun dry it for 2 days then soaked it in RO water overnight, ang daming lumabas na mga green colored worm na deadz na(im not sure kung worm). ok lang ba yung o kelangan sa tank yung. thanks po
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby alvinbam2728 » Tue May 14, 2013 11:05 pm

ctguy wrote:newbie po ako

may mga question po ako regarding sa LR. sa mga nabasa ko po dito. tama po ba ang pagkaintindi ko po. na yung LR dapat po e cure ng 6-8 weeks. basta po yung amonia ay mataas dapat po mag palit ng tubig po?

2nd pwede po bang linisin yung LR na naka lubog na po sa aquarium ng ilang weeks, kung sakaling mabaho po?

3rd sa paglinis po ba ng LR dapat po saltwater o saltwater mix. po?
4th after po ba e brush pwede na po ibalik ulit sa aquarium o dapat po e bilad pa po ulit?
5th pwede po ba pag nag cycle po ng LR in first week dapat po ba e on ang skimmer?
6th yung aged water po ba. ito po ba yung mix saltwater nakatago sa balde naka seal? gaano po pwede katagal ang pagtago po ng tubig na ito? paano po kung nabawasan due to evaporation. mag refill po ba ako ulit po?

thank you po sa mag expert advice po .


Hindi mo need mag water change agad if mataas ammonia when cycling because ammonia will become nitrite then nitrate, if nitrate ang tumaas the you need to do water change. Pero dipende pa rin sa taas. Try Ats.
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby zionfos » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:56 pm

mga sir newbie lang din sa hobby, whats LR? WHAT is best for
50 gallon tank, sea water or yung tinitimpla lang??

thanks to everyone who can share their expertise

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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby ronald2135 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:36 pm

bro san po un tropical brew :?: bago lang po ako salamat. :)
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby ronald2135 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:37 pm

pano kaya pababain un ph reading 8.8 sana maturuan nyo ko mga brother. :roll: :?: :)
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Re: Curing live rock procedure.

Postby SantaMonica » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:04 am

One thing to remember about cycling: All you are really doing is letting the dead organic material inside (and on) the rock decay, which means the organics are being eaten by microbes and bacteria.

This is why drying rock in the sun, or bleaching the rock, does not do anything. It just kills the life in (and on) the rock; it does not remove it.
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