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Old 09-14-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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OK- so I went to purchase my LR. Actually my girlfriend picked it up from this guy who was taking down his tank. My LR she picked up -

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...3941698&size=l

as you can see, lots of growth on them, pretty cool.

The guy sends along another box of stuff-

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...3941676&size=l

Now, these are corals, but I know 0 about corals and i haven't researched them. I didn't plan on getting any until I read about them a bunch.

Are they alive? Dead? Worth putting in my tank? Any ID?

(I didn't really search or anything yet- just looking for some advice)
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While I'm no expert on how long corals can stay alive out of water (I don't see any water in those tubs), I'm thinking if the guy put them in the tub without water then they're dead.

Regarding the live rock, get that in salt water soon if you don't want a lot of die off. Also, some of those rocks have little green bubbles on them. You don't want that algae in your tank - scrub those bubbles off the rocks before you put them in water.
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While I'm no expert on how long corals can stay alive out of water (I don't see any water in those tubs), I'm thinking if the guy put them in the tub without water then they're dead.

Regarding the live rock, get that in salt water soon if you don't want a lot of die off. Also, some of those rocks have little green bubbles on them. You don't want that algae in your tank - scrub those bubbles off the rocks before you put them in water.
Ah, they were out of water for about an hour and a half. They were covered in paper towel that was wet with some water in the tub.
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You will be OK putting them in your tank. You`ll need to make sure you dont have a mini cycle from any die off from when the rock was out of the water. In the second pic the coral is dead skeletons. They are OK for decoration in the tank.
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You will be OK putting them in your tank. You`ll need to make sure you dont have a mini cycle from any die off from when the rock was out of the water. In the second pic the coral is dead skeletons. They are OK for decoration in the tank.
Ok. I don't think I'm actually going to put them in then. They take up a lot of space.
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They would be excellent for a seahorse tank. Give them something to wrap their tails around. Good Luck.
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They would be excellent for a seahorse tank. Give them something to wrap their tails around. Good Luck.
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Update: here's the rock in the tank with my new light.











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Looks really good. Great coraline and and some nice hitchhikers.
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I agree. It looks great.
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