Adding cleaned (dead) Live Rock to established tank.

  1. Per Albertsen

    Per Albertsen New Member Member

    I currently have 24 pieces of vinegar-cleaned dead rock, cycling in a container with saltwater from my existing tank.

    I am estimating in will take 2-4 weeks to get my water levels correct in the container and I can then start adding the rock to my established tank.

    Since my tank is really running weill, I would hate for the new rock to mess up anything. Therefore, I am wondering what is best...

    1) Add all new rock at once.

    2) Add e.g. 2 pieces per week, during water changes. (12 weeks to add all)

    Logically, I am guessing that no. 2 would be smartest to avoid any risks of effecting the water.

    However, it of course means that my Aquascaping must be done over a long time. I am just wondering, what effect this constant rock-changing could have on my fish?


    Do any of you, have experience with adding new cycled rock to an already established tank?
  2. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    As long as the rock is fully cured when you go to add it to the tank, there shouldn't be any problem with adding it all at once.