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Old 05-31-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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I have a few rocks in my tank that are pretty large and kinda limit the way I can stack my LR currently and I was thinking of taking them out and breaking them up with a chisel and hammer. If I chose to do this and I keep the air exposure very short, will I need to re-cure them? My instincts tell me no because with limited exposure and subsequent immersion back in the the bucket the die off will be very small if any, but I always like to get a second opinion as my "instincts" have led me astray before lol.
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No. For the short period they will be out of water there will be minimal die off. I would suggest swishing the rock in a 5 gallon bucket of sw before putting it back in the tank to get rid of the dust and debris.
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No. For the short period they will be out of water there will be minimal die off. I would suggest swishing the rock in a 5 gallon bucket of sw before putting it back in the tank to get rid of the dust and debris.
Thanks Cmor, just wanted to check and make sure I wasn't having a brain fart and not thinking of something that would be a danger. I may even go as far as placing them in a Rubbermaid container w/ tank water while sculpting just to make sure its all good.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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I cover the rock with an old towel. It get's torn to shreds from the sharp pieces of coral rock that go flying.
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