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Tank scape

Postby eddy0885 » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 12:22 am

Hi all,

Currently setting up a 4 foot Cade tank as I move into a new house. I brought pre-used base Rock that I've currently aquascaped. I will be using Aqua Forest stone fix to secure the aquascape into place. The rock still needs to be cooked which I'll be doing in ro water for approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
This will be done in dark in a drum with a wave maker for water movement and a heater for temperature. Once this process is complete the rock will be moved into the display tank with marine pure that has been seated in my tank that I currently have set up.
I will add the marine pure approximately one week before transferring all my livestock over to the new tank. My question is am I doing it the right way or can somebody advise a better way to do it

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Re: Tank scape

Postby 555combo » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 8:49 am

Sounds like a solid plan. I would use salt water rather than straight RO though to maintain the bacteria, as 1 week with seeded marine pure may not be long enough to support the sudden influx of bioload.

Why are you cooking/curing the pre existing rock? Is there an algae concern or does it appear to be releasing phosphate?

If its to remove phosphate you may want to use some form of phosphate removal to assist in the process.

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