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Old 12-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Rock question

So I'm in Florida and every big pile of rocks looks like base rock to me. Could I bring some back and use it? It's no pukani rock or anything but it looks decent. Ill take pics tomorrow
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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The problem is there can be a lot of pollutants near the shore. Some places its against the law too. I wouldn't chance it
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Sorry ment to say I'm on the west coast and in Lehigh acres FL. About 15 mins from the coast.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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From my understanding live rock is illegal to take. Rocks and shells get taken all the time on the east coast.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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It's rock that was dug from the ground to put houses in. It'll make sense when I take pictures. This rock hasn't touched water in years. It's basically base rock
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:25 PM   #6
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I picked the most porous and nicest looking I could find. Think it'll do? Again, this was picked off the ground dry, about 35 miles from the coast.

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Maybe you could use a bleach solution to clean it up? Soak it for a day and rinse really well afterward.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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I just power washed it. It was black before from aging in the sun. Really cleaned up well!

I plan on bleaching it and then letting it cure for a few weeks.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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Nice I would just soak it in water for a couple days and rinse it off good. That what I did with the same type. Good deal!!!
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My friend said he knows of a place near me where you can find the same sort of stuff. It is all he used in his 120 gallon. It works great and he saved a ton of $.
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