Adding a small piece of live rock

alaska clowns

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I ordered some macroalgae and it was in the mail for at least 5 days; it was chaeto, and surprisingly, looks fine. It came with a fist-sized piece of live rock and quite a bit of water in the little bag. Can I add this piece of rock to my 26 gallon system without it being a problem? Thank you!


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You can but expect a mini cycle from the dying critters on the rock. As long as you have an established system, it should be able to absorb the increase in ammonia and nitrite/nitrate.