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Maturing Live Rock

Discussion in 'Reefs' started by oboe, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. oboe

    oboe Registered

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    It's been a while since I had a marine tank and I wanted to check if what I want to do is ok
    Basically we will have a 400 litre tank with another 120 tank running to mature live rock in before moving to the main tank hoping that means we can start stocking the main tank with fish before fully stocked with live rock
    Any advice would be appreciated
     
  2. shady

    shady Moderator Staff Member

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    That would depend on how much live rock you have in the main tank to start with, also bear in mind that every time you add new rock ( even if its mature ) you might get a little ammonia/nitrite/nitrate spike.

    Cant you just put all the live rock in the main tank and wait ?? Also it would be easier to aquascape the tank with no fish in there that you will disturb every time you add new rock. Also territories between fish will change every time you add new rock causing stress to the fish
     
  3. oboe

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    At the moment I have none but will be putting about 10kg in then building from there

    I don't have all the rock yet and wanted to spread the costs out plus try and avoid putting any nasty hitchhikers in the main tank
     
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