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Old 06-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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Using ocean rock as base/decorative rock?

I started a thread searching for base rock in UK and I managed to come across Ocean Rock (the ONLY stuff I can find anywhere, eBay etc..)

I actually have a piece of it, weighs about 6kg and would make some nice base rock broken up.

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It's quite porous although I'm not too fussed about it eventually becoming full live rock, as long as it takes on the colours and front of live rock, it will be fine.

The idea is, if I can use this rock, ideally it would seed like normal base rock will but if not, if it at least has coralline algae growth and such, it will serve its purpose fine.

Just to bulk out my current live rock really.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:13 AM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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FWIW I QT any thing im not shure about let it soak in some salt water for at least a week then test the water for every thing that you can if it's gona leach something it's better to find out before you put it in your DT. coralline will grow on most anything
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Yeah the rock is safe afaik, it's been in various freshwater tanks for a while.

I got it from a LFS so it's not something I just found or picked out etc..
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
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Right, I'm gonna go ahead and break this rock up and use it now, unless anyone has any thoughts on why not to?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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Only concern is was the FW tank ever treated with any sort of copper type med. i'd use it if it were me but only after testing some water that the rock had soaked in.
I maintain a dozen lease tanks and always worry about nuking a tank full of fish and coral
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It wasn't, I bought this rock dry, new from my LFS, I've never used any meds with it being in my freshwater tanks,
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Id go 4 it
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:43 PM   #9
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Its broken into 5 good pieces now, scrubbed clean, again.

Might boil it for a while just for the sake of it aswell.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #10
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Cant hurt, i baked some one time stunk up the whole house Man was the wife unhappy after that stunt is just soak it now
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