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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Anyone out there have any experience with MMLR (man made live rock) in any of their tanks?

    Recently had a particular piece designed for me, but I am very hesitant to put it in my DT.

    It is a reputable person, with a proven track record with making and using MMLR with no issues. Yet I am still a bit worried. It was kept in the makers tank for I believe three weeks. I have had the piece in my frag tank since the swap.

    Every thing seems okay with it. The water tests out good. pH slightly low like a .1 or .2 low but thats it.

    I have great faith in the maker, I guess I just need some assurance that everything will be fine with no problems.
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    I know many tanks that are 100% man made, running with no problems. I myself have only made custom rocks to use as frag plug holders. Never in the display.

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    do you know what he made it out of?

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    I believe, but not certain or on measurements, Portland, crushed coral, salt and sand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    I believe, but not certain or on measurements, Portland, crushed coral, salt and sand.
    Normal mix sounds good to me, that is what i use aswell.

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    Should I wait to see all visible salt dissolve first? I still see a very little bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Should I wait to see all visible salt dissolve first? I still see a very little bit.

    i'd cycle it alot longer if you see salt. I thought usually you super heated the rock to melt out all the salt.

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    How long in the QT tank, if more than a week or so go for it. If not I would hold tight just to make sure it stays good.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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    Quote Originally Posted by speedstar View Post
    i'd cycle it alot longer if you see salt. I thought usually you super heated the rock to melt out all the salt.
    Care to elaborate speed?
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    Depending on the size of rock I usually either put it in a tub and cycle the water daily (or more) or for small pieces I put them in the toilet tank that way they get fresh water every flush (with 5 kids that is quite often). But it you see salt (not where the salt use to be) then you have a ways to go, but it in a tub and heat the water to 90 degrees, it will speed up the salt dissolving process.
    Does water always taste like salt and poo????


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