Live rock dead? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 03-29-2007, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Live rock dead?

My live rock was out of the water for about 8-12 hours before it made it into my tank, which then I filled with tap water while stirring in the salt (as recommended by my lfs). I didn't have enough reef salt to bring the water up to the correct salinity--only to about 0.019 where it sat for about 2 weeks. The tank seemed to start cycling for the first couple of weeks but then seemed to stop, with the nitrites at around 0.05. There are no visible signs of any small inverts or anything. How can I tell the condition of my live rock? Thanks!
Tukwut is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 03-29-2007, 10:50 AM
Was it wet the whole time? When it was out of the tank. That is a low salt content but its not to low As long as the rock was still damp when you put it in it will be all right but if it was dry its gone but should return.
usmc121581 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 03-29-2007, 03:22 PM
It sounds alright to me as well. Your trites are actually quite low. Zero is perfect of course. It just tells me you need to let it sit a few more weeks. Might try and jump start the process again by adding a little fish food to the tank so the bacteria will multiply.
caferacermike is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-14-2007, 12:05 PM
I've done that, if its dry then get a little bit of good live rock and put the dry and the thriving rock(s) in the tank. That always fixes mine.
Age of Aquariums is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long till dead rock becomes live rock? planderos Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 12-22-2007 04:48 AM
What kind of Live rock and live sand should i get? SeaSerpant Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 12-16-2007 02:32 PM
Live Rock or Dead Rock? Doot Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 09-14-2007 03:31 PM
Different Types Of Rock To Supplement Live Rock??? FishFan Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 07-01-2007 10:58 PM
live sand and live rock questions. i like fishes Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 17 04-13-2007 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome