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JoshInSF
09/01/2016, 08:11 AM
I was looking at the Aqua Maxx Tonga Rock for a new tank. The site says it needs to be cured since it may have dead things on it. How do I do this and how long does it take?

Thanks!

MarineDepot
09/01/2016, 02:03 PM
I was looking at the Aqua Maxx Tonga Rock for a new tank. The site says it needs to be cured since it may have dead things on it. How do I do this and how long does it take?

Thanks!

Dry rock typically has significantly less die off, so the process is often quicker. Tonga branch (http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_Tonga_Branch_Dry_Live_Rock_25_lbs_Dry_Rock_for_Saltwater_Reef_Aquariums-AquaMaxx-UJ2525-FISSLR-vi.html) has very minimal organics on the rock, so adding bacterial supplements, such as Brightwell Microbacter7 (http://www.marinedepot.com/Brightwell_Aquatics_Microbacter7_Bioculture_Fresh_Marine_Saltwater_Aquarium_Additives_Supplements_Ba cteria_Supplements-Brightwell_Aquatics-BW01219-FIADBS-vi.html) would be helpful to ‘seed’ the rock.

Here is some more info on curing rock:
http://www.marinedepot.com/md_LiveRock.html