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Old 07-09-2004, 08:33 PM   #11
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take it back and tell them i wasnt suitable for u. did u tell the lfs that it was for a sw tank?
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I say go for it.. did they tell you it was ocean rock?
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Hold up here.. the fizzing is a good sign lol.. try it on LR and you'll see the same thing.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:36 PM   #14
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lol...yeah im an idiot
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:40 PM   #15
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They didn't tell me anything

So, I wanted it to fizz?? If it fizz's it's ok to go in my tank without anything else doing to it (apart from rinsing it to get the dirt off)?

It fizzed lightly - I had to put my ear right up to it to hear it, but it was fizzing alright.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:45 PM   #16
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Put some vinegar on the rock, if it fizzes, it would probably not be a good rock to add to your tank. If you are still unsure, you could add a stronger acid such as muratic (concentrated HCl) and repeat the test.
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The fizzing just tells you that it will help buffer your pH... which is a property of marine rock not freshwater rock, so it narrows it down somewhat. The final call is still yours to make
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Grr!

Can I soak it in something to get rid of any metals etc.?
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Since I don't want to hand out repeat bad advice, why is it that you want it to fizz? I thought lack of fizz meant that the rock was inert, and thus would not slowly dissolve into your tank.
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Since I don't want to hand out repeat bad advice, why is it that you want it to fizz? I thought lack of fizz meant that the rock was inert, and thus would not slowly dissolve into your tank.
I assume its because of possible buffering capacity. Much like Aragonite (CaCO3) sand . However, I doubt it would make much of a difference in a typical reef tank or we wouldn't need Kalk, Ca reactors, B-Ionic, etc...
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