09-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by AquariumKeeper
Live rock and live sand are all that is currently in the tank. I pulled all the rock placed in rubber made containers (100lbs). Replaced the sandbed (60 lbs) and did 95% water change. With no rock in the tank for past 24 hours minus a few small pieces (10 lbs) i recently aquired everything is reading zeros as it should be. I am contemplating whether i should place the other 90lbs of rock back in the tank or just go ahead and cook it. I'll probably put it back check the nitrates over the next couple days to understand if the origional live rock is the source. I need to make sure the tank is stable before adding any critters but i do understand the need for a clean up crew etc.
It can be dangerous to cook live rock. Also, you will kill any beneficial creatures you have on it. Unless somehow you got some contaminated rock, I'd put it back in the tank. Didn't you say the water you tested with the LR was good? Nitrates at or near 0?