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Old 02/24/2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Live rock taking forever to cure

I've had a piece of live rock that is about 10lbs in a bucket curing for about 6 weeks. I do 100% water changes every 2 weeks and siphon out all the debris and die-off. It still does not seem like it is cured. It still has the horrible die-off smell. Why is it taking so long? Is it because it's 10 lbs?


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Old 02/24/2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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do you have it in there with flow and a heater? or just sitting in water?


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Old 02/24/2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Yeah it has a heater. And just an air pump for flow.


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Old 02/24/2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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that is a while, try changing the water more and scrub off some of the dieoff on the rock.


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Old 02/24/2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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You dont have any flow, might be the problem.


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You dont have any flow, might be the problem.
agreed. air pumps don't create flow. You're basically letting the rock sit and die more.

gotta have a powerhead/pump and heater in there. the flow is necessary.


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Old 02/24/2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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Alright. Thanks. I'll throw a little powerhead in there


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Old 02/24/2011, 02:44 PM   #8
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as stated up the flow, and I have also heard of people pressure washing the rocks clean.


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Old 02/24/2011, 03:37 PM   #9
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Air pumps provide plenty of flow for curing live rock. If you have a lot oif stuff to die off though, then it takes a while.

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