Adding cleaned (dead) Live Rock to established tank.

  1. Per Albertsen

    Per Albertsen Initiate Member

    Messages:
    45
    Ratings:
    +0
    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?

    20160605_150140_resized.jpg

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

  2. LiterallyHydro

    LiterallyHydro Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    2,497
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +19
    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.
     

Share This Page