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Old 04-04-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
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You have live stock also? If not, you could take your rock out, let it cook in the sun, then hit it with a pressure washer. Put in new tank and start fresh. If you do have stock, you MIGHT be able to take a piece or two a week and do this till you have enough to cycle the new tank. I'd try to get enough base rock to cycle the new tank then re cure the old.
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Yes I have live stock. And would curing it in the sun kill all the good bacteria? Could I just get a toothbrush and like have a bucket of salt to clean them with the toothbrush then wash all the spores off in a bucket of di?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #13
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I would do a peroxide scrub on the algae. Your definitely going to want to get the algae off before transferring the rock, especially the bubble algae.
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Can you tell me step by step how to do a peroxide bath?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #15
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I know some people aren't fond of them, but I built an algae scrubber for my tank, I didn't have bubble, but had too much hair algae. I have a hard time growing it in the display tank now, it really seems to help my set up

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #16
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So how do I give my rock a peroxide bath?
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:28 PM   #17
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Ok here's how I did it, it's been a few years since I've done this so there may be other ways but this worked great for me. Take the rock out and put it in a separate container and pour 3% hp on the rock to soak it leave it exposed for 5 minutes keeping the algae wet with hp the whole time, then a good dip in ro/di water and back in the tank. You'll see the algae releasing bubbles, it's fine, and in 2-3 days it should be 90-100% gone, if not repeat. For the bubble algae I would use something sharp to scape the rock away where it's attached while you have the rock out. Since your relying on this rock to support live stock I would do this slowly 1-2 rocks a day. And don't get hp on corals as it will stress them
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Ok so what should I do for my sump how should I set it up and would a 20g sufficient?
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Like I got one with my tank but I don't know if I should use it because it looks heavily used
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