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Old 08-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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I collected a bunch of small dead rocks out of the bahamas an was wondering if i can just introduce them to my aquarium as is or should i treat them somehow? Iodine dip? Also, i wanted to use them as a base for acro frags, should i wait until they are live or is it ok to use them immediately?
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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You could just put them in your tank BUT there could be some dead stuff in it so you may want to cure it in a bucket for a couple weeks.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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Be careful I would still QT because some eggs can last quite awhile out of the water along with other pests.
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Be careful I would still QT because some eggs can last quite awhile out of the water along with other pests.
+1 on quarintine never know what type of parasite could possibly be in the rock
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I`ve always heard that boiling them in water is the way to go. Curing them in a bucket will allow the nitrifying bacteria to colonize on the rock which is a good thing.
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