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Old 12-29-2012, 03:59 PM   #11
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Then you wouldn't need the ammonia, but otherwise, I would still follow the above. This would happen with Fiji rock as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear your lose.. good thread to read as we learn something new everyday.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #13
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Did you clear out all your rock and replace it with the new rock?

* sorry for your lose! Hope the corals make it!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #14
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I figured since it was dry rock it was clean. But I was wrong. This dry rock was loaded with dead organisms. Its all my fault and nobody to blame but myself. i didn't read what BRS said about the dry Pukani rock and how it contains dead sponges, crabs and more. Noob mistake.... And it cost my fish their life.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #15
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Anyone have good experience with reef cleaners dry rock...
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #16
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It most likely wasn't the dead sponges and other debris it was the muriatic acid.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:32 AM   #17
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It most likely wasn't the dead sponges and other debris it was the muriatic acid.
I'm gonna have to agree. I've heard of dead rock causing a re-cycle affect but not wiping out an entire tank in less than 24 hours. Sorry for your lose again but I would clean that rock and then cycle it. It's gonna take some time and if you have any live stock at all in your tank, you may want to consider rehoming it for some time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:46 AM   #18
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That is really sad and I'm sorry for your loss. I think the best way to handle new rock is one piece at a time, several days apart. I would even do this for 100% dry and clean rock just to be sure.
I've never seen anyone recommend muriatic acid before. Can you post links? Maybe context matters?
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:57 PM   #19
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Yea I've also never heard of using acid either maybe a little vinegar but never acid. I just cured an added about 25 lbs of base rock that I got from my uncles garage which he said was there 2 years. After doing a bunch of research I just put it in a Rubbermaid bin with sw, heater, and power head. I had to do huge water changes every couple days in the beginning and it took about 5 weeks to complete the cycle before I added it to the tank.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #20
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So any news? Did you make a decision?
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