Originally Posted by bhuamani32
Alright I'll try pulling some off and starting with one to two urchins. I'll pull out the Rocks and try to scrub them. Should I take the 100 lbs of live rock out individually and scrub them or leave it in the tank. And should I do it before my cleanup crew arrives on Thursday or Friday?
Treat it like a water change but with a little added maintenance. Yes pull it out before scrubbing it. I pulled mine out, scrubbed it in one 5 gallon bucket of salt water, and then after scrubbing it placed it in another 5 gallon bucket until I was done.
If you pull each one and scrub it and don't have a second bucket to place them in just set it back in the tank.
Do one at a time. Home Depot sells a brush that's bigger and better than a small toothbrush.
Just try not to stir up your substrate.
Another thing, test your water after you scrubbed your rock and replaced your water. Then test it each day for a few days to make sure your parameters are all good. If they start to get out of whack, be prepared to change out some more water.
Also, this is the perfect time to cut your fish feeding down and get your fish started on a new food schedule.
Good luck and keep us posted as to how it's coming along.