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    What’s up SCR! So I recently purchased about 30lbs. Of some dry rock from another reefer on the forum. I wactched the BRS video on curing live/dry rock, and went with there idea of the best way to cure rock. I did 10 minute muriatic acid bath, followed by what is soon to be a week long chlorine bath. My question is, after I rinse this rock in RO/DI water let’s say for another week, would it be okay to finish curing this rock in the display tank it’s going in?
    This will be a bare bottom tank, with no livestock in it till it’s ready and has gone through the cycle.
    All advice appreciated! Thanks, Gus.

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    After soaking it in the RODI leave it out to completely dry. Like bone dry. Once it's dry then the chlorine/bleach should have completely evaporated.
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    Thanks for the advice! @reefes pieces

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    If you're not in a hurry. I would cure it in a tub with heater and circulating pump until you're ready to setup your tank. You can also seed it with a few pieces of mature LR and or a bottle of bacteria. A month or 2 would is ideal.



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    Great, thanks for the advice @newtothis I currently have it in a bin with chlorine and water.
    Once I rinse it in RO/DI, I’ll certainly cure and keep a skimmer, heater and seed it with a piece of live rock from my other tank.
    I guess I’m just eager to place it in the display once I’ve gone through the rinse and drying process.

 

 

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