Thread: Live Rock
02-19-2008, 02:45 AM #1
I bought 30 pounds of live rock and won't be able to put salt walter with it for two days... Is that ok or am i ruining the live rock?
02-19-2008, 02:50 AM #2
All of the good stuff will most likely die.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-19-2008, 02:51 AM #3
It may result n you having to cure it longer, but other than that it is fine. Pet/fish stores get it shipped in wrapped in newspaper from what I've heard."Everybody knows, you only live a day, but it's brilliant anyway..."
20g nano reef
55g FOWLR saltwater
29g planted freshwater
10g planted freshwater
02-19-2008, 03:03 AM #4
If the stuff will die should i fill a bucket with salt water???/ Also the lady at the fish store wrapped it in news paper.
02-19-2008, 03:03 AM #5
it will die, it needs water. if you do leave it out you need to recure it.
Put it in a bucket of saltwater and attach a light to the bucket
02-19-2008, 03:16 AM #6
ok i put it in a bucket of saltwater w/ a lamp on it. but its already been like 7 hours... was I too late?
Last edited by Rocky06fx4; 02-19-2008 at 03:20 AM.
02-19-2008, 03:22 AM #7
No, just get it in there. Also add a powerhead & heater in the bucket if you can. O2 and stable temps will help keep things alive.40g SW
02-19-2008, 03:25 AM #8
As soon as you expose any of it to air, sponges and other like critters die instantly.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-19-2008, 03:30 AM #9
you probably lost a bit of life.
the newspaper the store gives you is to keep it moist enough until the short ride home
02-19-2008, 03:31 AM #10
ok added the heater to it but no powerhead.. its a marine life eclipse 29 gallon marine life kit that I bought.