05-17-2013, 05:52 AM #1
How to keep live rock in storage...
I cleaned up my tank and sump to get rid of some unnecessary rock,about 10#. I kept it in a bucket of saltwater and a powerhead cause I was gonna sell it. No I want to keep it to use as frag plugs or w/e else i may need it for. How do I store it so I can use it for later without having to cure it for weeks before I can use it again?72 gallon saltwater
05-17-2013, 10:46 AM #2
If you think you will need more live rock latter on, then store it just as you have been doing. If it will be in there longer than 2 or 3 months or so, feed it every once in a while with a very very small amount of ammonia. I have stored live rock like this for about 6 or 7 months without issue and I only feed it some ammonia 3 times.
If you do not care about the bacteria on it (never needing it for filtration) then I would suggest scrubbing it down in fresh water until it looks almost white and drying it out for about 2 weeks and storing it dry.
If all you think you will be needing it for is frag plugs, you might be better off selling the live rock and buying some frag plugs. You could get $30 to $40 for 10 lbs of live rock and buy packs of frag plugs for about $5 for a package of 20.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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