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Old 12-09-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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can i use this old skeleton coral?

I had this skeleton / rock in a fresh water tank for years, its been out and dry for about 6 months. I want to break it up or maybe keep it the way it is and put it inside my reef tank. It has some nice holes where I plan on putting frags in. Do I have to cycle it first? Would it throw off the water quality?
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Base rock is usually just dead coral so I see no problem with using that but rinse it first.
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Base rock is usually just dead coral so I see no problem with using that but rinse it first.
With salt water I'm assuming.
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You mean rinse with saltwater, If so it doesn't matter.
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Of course you can use it. Like stated above, rinse it well. I have a piece in my tank and love it, though nothing helpful in terms of growth came out of it. It really helps change the texture up since I don't have much in terms of corals yet.
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Hi yes just give it a good rinse,also you could place it in a bucket of water just to see if it reacts at all - very unlikely,but when i added some old rock to my tank which had been in the garden, all sorts of creepy crawlies came crawling out of it
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