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Old 09-22-2011, 11:11 PM   #91
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Yes. Hammer and chisel.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:47 AM   #92
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Just break it with any means necessary don't worry, there's little chance you kill anything
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:36 AM   #93
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Yeah, I'll have to hack into them and break them down, there's no way of aquascaping these pieces.

Here's some weird things I've found attached to the rock:

Not sure what this thing is. It is soft and waves in the flow:



These next three things are very hard, not quite sure what they are but I'd like to remove them as I don't like the way they look.





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Old 09-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #94
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The first one is some kind of nem/Xenia/? And I would definitely try and keep it alive. The other one is dead sponge I think and won't get any nicer
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Unfortunately the tank is about to cycle after adding this rock, xenia wouldn't survive that surely? Also, any tips on removing that dead sponge? Chip it off with a hammer and chisel? It's super hard so I can't just rip it all off I don't think.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:16 PM   #96
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I had some sponges and dead coral on my rock when I got it, I left it on! Most of it's facing the sand now and over time it will be covered in algae, corals or what not anyway. But it's up to you, chisel should work
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #97
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I decided I'm really not happy with this new rock at all. Really frustrating, because I was really looking forward to it too. I'll just have to count my losses and try and sell it all off.

Because of all of it's odd shaping, and very large sizes any aquascaping ideas I had are just not possible, and there's only like 6 pieces in there.

Just going to try sell it all off and go down to the LFS and pick out some new pieces that are the size and shape I like.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #98
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Ok, so my cycle has officially started. 1.5 ammonia as of today. Problem is I'm trying to sell off this large/bumpy useless rock, so once I sell it I'll have to buy more which will start the whole 6 week cycle again Really annoyed how this rock purchase went down. I know now to only buy rock I can choose piece by piece.
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Ok, so my cycle has officially started. 1.5 ammonia as of today. Problem is I'm trying to sell off this large/bumpy useless rock, so once I sell it I'll have to buy more which will start the whole 6 week cycle again Really annoyed how this rock purchase went down. I know now to only buy rock I can choose piece by piece.
Why don't u buy base rock
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Well, I had 11 pound of live rock in there before I got this new stuff that was too large. I'll be keeping that.

You reckon I should just sell off this new rock, keep the only 11 pound of live rock and add another 30 pound of base rock?

Won't that mean a really, really long cycle?
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