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Old 06-19-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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good base rock.

Now that I'm living in Okinawa I have found out coral skeletons was up constantly. Going to one beach I can get hundreds of pounds. Would these larger chunks work as base rock, as in be porous enough? They appear to be, but wondering if anyone has used it before, or has knowledge about them. Thanks !
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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i'm sure they can be but most peopel use them just as decoration in FO systems with no live rock. when they do their water changes they tend to clean the skeletons to killing any life that would be on them.

best bet is just get base rock, your fish will be happier hiding in them and swiming in and out of the caves
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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I wouldn`t use it as my only type of rock, i just thought it`d be cheap and look kinda cool. I just dont know how porous it is. Most bones are extremely porous and if it was the same with these it would certainly be great for benificial bacteria
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indeed it would be, you can give it a try, put them in a bucket and try doign a cycle with them and see what happens
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Just give em a good wash and go for, no harm can really be done. Just find the most porous pieces out there.

PS: Okinawa? Awesome!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:25 AM   #6
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Yeah it`s pretty exciting, can`t wait to get my open water diving cert. so I can check out all the sealife.

Also the second largest aquarium in the world is like an hr away(it has the largest viewing window). There`s also the ability for me to collect my own fish!
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Sweet. How warm is the water there? Low 70s?
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The water will get to the upper 80`s but it`s mid 70's right now
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I think ill grab a bunch next time im at the beach. Clean it up and cure it as you would base rock. Well, at least i should say ill start curing it when my tank gets here. I just ordered the jbj nano 28 hqi.
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I want some of the rock the make fences out of in my tank
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