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Old 07-03-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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That boiling would also kill other beneficial bacteria and critters in the rock though right?
Yes...
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Boiling can make rocks explode too.
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I used a hand held torch. I do agree, safety first! Be careful!!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:02 AM   #14
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Boiling can be dangerous. There are a couple extremely toxic zoanthids that may be hiding in the rock. Boiling them can cause the steam to contain the poison. I'll try to find the article were cdc determined a death or two to be caused by this.
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Boiling can be dangerous. There are a couple extremely toxic zoanthids that may be hiding in the rock. Boiling them can cause the steam to contain the poison. I'll try to find the article were cdc determined a death or two to be caused by this.
Palytoxin is present in all zoanthids and palythoas. A very potent toxin that can easily kill and has if it enters the body. The most common method of exposure is doing fragging. Boiling zoanthids could cause the toxin to become inhaled through steam.

I would never advise boiling any rocks. Fragging palys/zoas is dangerous as well. Wear safety glasses and gloves. Also cover any cuts or wounds.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:20 AM   #16
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Palytoxin is present in all zoanthids and palythoas. A very potent toxin that can easily kill and has if it enters the body. The most common method of exposure is doing fragging. Boiling zoanthids could cause the toxin to become inhaled through steam.

I would never advise boiling any rocks. Fragging palys/zoas is dangerous as well. Wear safety glasses and gloves. Also cover any cuts or wounds.
Thank you.. Palytoxin was the word I was trying to think of.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #17
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So lemon juice then? Lol
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #18
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Can I just take the rock out and scrub it?
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #19
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Scrubbing it will likely leave behind small pieces of aipastia which will grow new ones. Haven't had to wage this war yet but it sounds like aipastia x and or lemon juice would be your best bet.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #20
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So I just blast the middle of it with lemon juice?
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