02-20-2007, 09:55 AM
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Curing live rock...or lack there of
I am new to reef tanks, and by new I mean that the only experience I've had so far is by reading books. From what I understand, you're supposed to cure the live rock in a bucket or salty water for about two weeks, changing the water every day or two until it stops smelling like rotten eggs. If you were setting up a brand new aquarium, would you be able to just throw the live rock in the tank right away, and then let it cure while the tank cycles? I'd plan on doing that with a 75 gallon with protein skimmer and canister filter. I would wait a while until the chemistry is right until I put the fish in of course. Is OK, or would I be better off curing the rock the normal way?