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Old 02-13-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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I just bought 50 lbs of LR from a person who let there reef tank die off. The rock has been out of water for 2 months. How do I clean the rock so that I can be used as base rock for my established tank? And... can I use the larg pieces of dead coral for live rock as well?

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Old 02-13-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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Just clean it up good and it will be ready for the tank, may want to buy a few pieces of lr to help seed the old dead rock and I would say yes you can use the skelotons for rock
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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It should work out fine. The LR in your established tank should be enough to seed the new rock
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I recall some discussion of baking off the dead stuff in an oven. I do NOT recall the details, so I suggest searching the boards for it before you try it.
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Ok....So I wonder what I should use to clean it!!! RO/DI water, tank water or tap water. It's dead anyway right?

Although it may be a good process? I don't think I want to start a war with my wife by placing a bunch of dead, fishy rocks in her oven.....LOL

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I'd get a bucket of tap water and a toothbrush. then rinse them off with tap, and let them dry.
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Sounds like I'm going to be in for a long night. LOL
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