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Old 02/08/2018, 11:25 PM   #6
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I would keep the rock in the container for another 2-4 weeks, do a 100% water change. Test the water weekly for no3 po4. Do 50% water changes if no3 and po4 remain high during these 2-4 weeks. Also add some Microbacter7 or Bio Spira to the tube of rock to start to seed it. After that add the rock to the tank, add MB7 or Bio Spira and cycle the tank. I know none of this is needed and it seems like a lot but it ensures the rock is seeded, clean and cured fully before adding to the tank. This reduces nutrient and algae issues during the cycle and reduces the time needed to cycle.

Tank history 29g tropical ,55g cichlid tank, 20H softy reef, 29g mixed reef, 20H brackish goby & puffer tank, 55g mixed reef, 6g Nanocube softy lps reef, 40B sps reef, 75g sps reef, 75g sps reef in bu

Current Tank Info: 75g sps reef build in the works.
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