Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:03 pm Post subject: Re: does live rock added to tank increase ammonia-fish death
Usually in transportation and storage at LFS etc most of the bacteria and various other creatures associated with Live Rock die off and cause an Ammonia spike when added to a new tank. That is why ideally you should get your entire stock of Live rock in at the cycling stage itself and then only supplement with dead rock or fully cured Live rock that has been transported properly
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Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:21 pm Post subject: Re: does live rock added to tank increase ammonia-fish death
2 situations can arise.
1. You take live rock that is not cured, or (precured but currently dead) resulting in die offs and new cycling.
2. You take it from an established aquarium, but while transporting and storing in your house for long period (read more than 1-2 hours), partial die offs start.
1. Uncured live rock - Do not add livestock till cycling is complete.
2. Cured live rock from established LFS tank - Carry them in covered buckets with water from the LFS's aquarium. Or if not, cover with layers of wet (with LFS tank water) paper and wrap with plastic sheets to seal in the moisture. On reaching home immediately wash it with your tank's water and put it in your tank. You can acclimatise the rocks to prevent shock to the growth/inhabitants.
Finally please note that I am not an expert but only follow what I have been advised and came across in different places.
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