Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Shaunk1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 48
Adding dead coral skeletons????

A buddy called me the other day, he was cleaning out a warehouse and he found all these crates with this cool coral skeletons that was wrapped in newspapers from the 70s that came from Australia. Do you think it's safe to add to a tank? They're cool looking...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1164294764.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	140.4 KB
ID:	134681   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3937463364.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	153.0 KB
ID:	134682  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3521864300.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	107.9 KB
ID:	134683  
__________________

__________________
Shaunk1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 49
Should have no problem. I would bleach them first.
__________________

__________________
Aquaman024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Shaunk1978's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 48
Wont affect water parameters?????
__________________
Shaunk1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 49
I have heard that adding dead coral skeletons aids in buffering pH. Also, isn't crushed coral gravel just ground up coral skeletons?

If you bleach the coral make sure you dechlorinate the heck out of it after you do a rinse.
__________________
Aquaman024 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Beengirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,308
Yeah, after bleaching, rinse VERY well and then put in bucket of RO water with Prime in it and let it sit for 24hours. The Prime should counteract the chlorine in The bleach.
__________________
Beengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
coral, dead

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.