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post #1 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Live Rock or Sand to existing setup

Can you add additional live rock / or live sand from an aquarium store directly to an established tank that has live rock?

Just trying to understand if I can add more live rock later or do I need to make the final choice of how much at the initial tank settup time. My tank is not currently setup yet. Trying to look at my choices up front.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 12:46 PM
you can add rock later but make sure it is cured.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 03:04 PM
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best way would be to add the lr rite away. if u add it later on while there are fish in the tank make sure u leave it in another tank or barrel with little to no light for 1-3 weeks until its fully cured
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 07:38 PM
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I've made several trips to my LFS and purchased live rock. I continue to add it to my established 55gallon with no problem.

I usually mix up a salt bucket with a power head and let it circulate for a few hours to a few days just to get some of the die off away from the surface and keep it out of your tank.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-06-2007, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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OK, it is best to get as close to your desired state up front but you can add rock later as long as it is cured.
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