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Old 07-10-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Can I Add Old Dead hard Corals to tank

I have a few hard corals (SPS) that I pulled from my tank a month and a half ago since they were not doing too good. They all died and turned white as I have had them outside open to the air. Can I put them back in the tank or will that be bad and kill my other corals or fish? Maybe there is a way to disinfect or clean them. They would look really good and I only pulled them so they would not spread diseases and make other corals or fish suffer. Since I pulled them the tank has had not one problem and everything looks very healthy.

p.s. Any and all fleshy parts look to be gone alltho there really was almost nothing to begin with.

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Old 07-10-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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It should be fine. I would soak them in some water first though.
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If you put them back in they are not going to stay that nice white color for long. They will get covered in algae
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I use to do it but I had a lot of extra time and cleaned them daily
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More then getting covered with algae, they will get covered with coralline algae in time...
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Well TYVM everyone. Got 4 replys in 30 min and will factor in everything you all said
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If you put them back in they are not going to stay that nice white color for long. They will get covered in algae
This is what happened to me when I added some to my tank yrs ago. It did not take long either.
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